Bradford on avon
Painting / watercolour
Canal Lock, The
1940s / 1940 / 1940 (?)
fine art / transport
Painting, watercolour on paper, mounted and set within a gilt wooden frame, 'The Canal Lock', Kennet and Avon Canal, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, painted by William Herbert Allen, of Farnham, Surrey, about 1940.
Probably on the Kennet and Avon Canal; the canal leads from the left foreground and curves to the right behind the lock keeper's cottage; the lock gates are closed; on the far side are tall trees which are reflected in the water below, beyond sheep are grazing; there are low white washed cottages behind and hills beyond.
This is one of the last works that Allen showed at the Royal Society.
Object number: HMCMS:ACM1943.346.39
Farnham, Surrey, England, Surrey, Farnham (?)
artist: W H AllenW H Allen
society: Royal Society of British Artists
Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England, Wiltshire, Bradford-on-Avon, Kennet and Avon Canal