HARRY WALDER11 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 28070
Ron. This is fantastic. It's just how it was. They should have been sold for millions.
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.
Beats any Matchstork Men &Matchstork Cats &Dogs.
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".
A better documentation of the industrial north at the time than anything Lowry painted!
Pity Harry was never publicised more!
The painting Duncan is referring to has the same background but the people portrayed are different.
Ron ,correct me if I'm wrong thought it was against the law to copy someone else's art work.
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.
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.
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.
Bod, it's not an exact copy of the original but obviously inspired by Eyre Crowe's work and very nicely done too.