Creswick, Thomas

Scope and Content

Small mounted oil painting by Thomas Creswick, of a steam train passing Leighton Buzzard on the London and Birmingham Railway line. A note on the reverse suggests that the work was painted in 1837.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in Birmingham in 1811, Thomas Creswick studied under J V Barber and is best known for his landscapes of the north of England and Wales. He was London-based, and from 1828 exhibited 266 works at the Royal Academy, the British Institute and elsewhere. He died in 1869.


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Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Provenance unknown, but given the subject matter it is possible that it came to the Library as part of the Goldsmith's Collection.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

155 x 105 mm

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Related Material

The Library holds material relating to the London and Birmingham Railway (MS 504).