Highlights in the Exhibition

Highlights in the Exhibition

The following are some of the highlights of the Cannon Hall exhibition

Heron Bottle

Ruby Lustre earthenware inverted pear shaped bottle with a long neck. Decorated in red lustre with darker red leaves against which are three crested h…

Self Portrait

This is the only known self-portrait by William De Morgan, probably painted in his formative years whilst training to be an artist at Carey’s Drawing School or the Royal Academy. Little is known about De Morgan’s early art career and this intense and powerfully psychological self-portrait shows that...


Relief face of Medusa modelled in Gesso and probably painted with oils on a panel board. Background of applied water gilding decorated with punched and sgraffito techniques. Similar in techniques to the painted panels at All Saints Church, Cawthorne…

By the Waters of Babylon

Illustrates the Biblical story of the Exile of the Jews in Psalm 137: "By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion. On the willows there, we hung up our lyres For there our captors required of us songs, And our tormentors, mirth, saying “Sing us one of the Songs of...


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