An Old Bridge at Hendon, Middlesex

Frederick Waters Watts British

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 808

A follower of John Constable, Watts exhibited widely as a landscapist but ceased painting around 1860. The site of this work, Hendon, is part of suburban London today, but in Watts’s time it was still quite rural and attracted painters in search of rustic views. Watts's depiction is enlivened by small yet attentively depicted figures: passersby on the bridge, a wader in the stream, and a dog at the water’s edge. This painting is thought to have been exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1828.

An Old Bridge at Hendon, Middlesex, Frederick Waters Watts (British, Bath 1800–1870 Hampstead), Oil on canvas

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