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A Bottle of Wine

Photo credit: Lancashire County Museum Service

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In this painting, two children present a bottle of wine to the grandmother who sits outside a rustic cottage. Beyond is a country mansion surrounded by trees. The sentimental narrative of the painting suggests the care and consideration given to the grandmother, whose daughter advantageously married the owner of the mansion. Nothing is allowed to intrude into the happiness of the occasion.

The artist is remembered as a painter of picturesque genre scenes often with sentimental moralising overtones, which conformed to the taste of his day. So popular were the subjects of his paintings that many of them were reproduced as engravings.

Judges' Lodgings, Lancaster



A Bottle of Wine




oil on canvas


H 55.6 x W 45.3 cm

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Acquisition method

bequeathed by George Palmer Holt through the Art Fund, 1992

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Normally on display at

Judges' Lodgings, Lancaster

Church Street, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1YS England

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