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Watercolour - Wharf Road Kings Norton - Wharf Road Kings Norton 1939

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Arthur Lockwood

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1995V27
Collection:Topographical Views - Lockwood Collection
Date:1939 - 1939

Maker Information

Artist:Frank Taylor Lockwood - View biography for Frank Taylor Lockwood


In the 1930s Frank Taylor Lockwood began to note, in diaries, the changes occurring in the Southeast of Birmingham. His comments demonstrate the extent and the speed in which these areas went from being rural farming communities to the suburban housing estates that we know today. He also comments on his sense of urgency to paint or draw the old farms and houses before they faced the bulldozer. This can be seen in the many watercolours he produced.
These timber-framed cottages are no longer here, but the earthworks at the side of the road, going round into Highmedow Road can still be seen.

Presented by Arthur Lockwood and Jean Barnsby.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Watercolour on board.

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Height:267 mm
Width:367 mm