Description & Technical information

In his paintings, Grimshaw sought to contrast the manmade and the organic – opposing forces symbolic of an age of industrialization. In Grimshaw’s time, the natural world was being tamed, confined, and destroyed
like never before.

With darkness falling, this painting depicts the moonlit
Knostrop Cut in Leeds that was a flood defence. This highly atmospheric harbour scene is characteristic of Grimshaw during his artistic peak, with his moonlit
urban scenes being so evocative of Victorian life of the late nineteenth century.

Date:  1893
Period:  19th century
Origin:  British
Medium: Oil on canvas

Signed ‘J Atkinson Grimshaw’ and dated (lower right); Signed, dated and titled (verso)

Dimensions: 20.32 x 30.48 cm (8 x 12 inches)

Private Collection, United Kingdom

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints