'Horse-drawn Narrowboat'

Framed original
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).

Sadly this piece is sold but if you would like to talk about commissioning one like it, email me