Watercolour. Attributed to Joseph Toomer, late 18th Century. This painting is one of three different views of the River Kennet at Newbury before the construction of the Kennet and Avon canal, the course of which was modified in Newbury during the 1790s. In each scene, buildings are delicately drawn and figures are shown carrying out everyday activities. The three viewpoints of the pictures have been identified from a 1768 plan of Newbury. Joseph Toomer was a pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds, founder of the Royal Academy of Arts.
Period: Late 18th Century