12" x 10" including frame
One of a series of canal scenes made for sales of greetings cards and paperweights in canal-side shops. It's a very early work, set on the Leeds Liverpool canal near Blackburn where I lived in the 70s. It shows a horse-drawn boat passing one powered with an engine. The cobbled towpath and old Lancahire cotton mill with its factory chimney is typical of the canal-side architecture. The beautiful s-shaped bridge is a change-over bridge, designed for when the towpath changes sides. The horse is able walk over with the rope still attached saving the old boatmen time (and money).