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HARRY WALDER

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WIGAN MILLGIRLS 1900's
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 28070
This painting may already be on the web site but I've put the collection of Paintings by Harry Walder into one folder.

Comment by: MarieM on 28th June 2016 at 18:57

Ron. This is fantastic. It's just how it was. They should have been sold for millions.

Comment by: Loz on 28th June 2016 at 22:25

This is a view of Miry Lane taken from lower Wallgate. Just to the left of centre in the background can be seen part of Thomas Taylor's mill. This was the office block and is still standing and is now used by Shearings.

Comment by: Jinksi. on 28th June 2016 at 23:10

Beats any Matchstork Men &Matchstork Cats &Dogs.

Comment by: Duncan on 29th June 2016 at 08:55

The orginal of this picture is in Manchester Art Gallery, it is by a Victorian Artist Called Eyre Crowe, lived and died in London 1824-1910, it is entitled, "The Dinner Hour - Wigan".

Comment by: Johnny on 29th June 2016 at 09:20

A better documentation of the industrial north at the time than anything Lowry painted!
Pity Harry was never publicised more!

Comment by: RON HUNT on 29th June 2016 at 12:39

The painting Duncan is referring to has the same background but the people portrayed are different.

Comment by: Bod on 29th June 2016 at 13:30

Ron ,correct me if I'm wrong thought it was against the law to copy someone else's art work.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 29th June 2016 at 14:33

I don't know if it includes paintings, as there are thousands of copies of paintings around. The artist Eyre Crowe died in 1910 so he wouldn't have been around to complain anyway.

Comment by: Vb on 29th June 2016 at 15:40

Its not wrong to copy another artist's work if the artist's name is mentioned and given credit to. For instance "Wigan Millgirls" by Harry Walder after 'such and such' or whoever the artist copied from.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 29th June 2016 at 19:28

I reckon Ron's got it just about right, here. When 'After A.N. Other' is given after a painting's title, it means that particular painting is a copy - in some cases becoming subject to serious scrutiny. While both Crowe and Walder have included the same buildings, Walder's millgirls have been depicted quite differently, and, as such, must render him free of any plagiarism.

Comment by: Duncan on 30th June 2016 at 07:51

Bod, it's not an exact copy of the original but obviously inspired by Eyre Crowe's work and very nicely done too.

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