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Warrington Wally Barnes

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This portrait depicts Warrington historian, 'Warrington' Wally Barnes as the Mad Hatter from 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Alice through the Looking Glass' by Lewis Carroll (who was born in the little parsonage of Daresbury near Warrington). Wally Barnes is holding one of his books entitled 'The Battle of Bewsey Bridge' and is flanked by a boy and a girl both wearing school uniform. The whole scene is set by the Bewsey Bridge on which a number of figures are standing.

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery



oil on canvas


H 25 x W 20 cm

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WAGMG : RD.2790

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