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Hirst Walker [1868-1957]

[From the Community Collection, a public trust in Agincourt, Iowa]

WALKER, Hirst (1868—1957)

Tower Bridge, London

ca 1920

watercolor on paper / 3 inches by 6 inches

Watercolorist Hirst Walker was born in Malton, in the English north country. He lived and worked in Scarborough and Whitby where he became associated with the Staithes Group of Impressionist plein air artists who painted in the North Yorkshire coastal town at the turn of the century. A miniature watercolor was commissioned in 1923 by the Royal Household for Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, possibly about the time of this small work.

The iconic Tower Bridge, built between 1886 and 1894, is also represented by another work in the Community Collection.

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