John J. Willson – The Pot Hawker

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Signed and dated: J J Willson 1878 (bottom left). Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper. Presented in a new mount with a clear polyester cover. An inscription taken from the original mount reads; Subject of the month “Household Crockery”.

Description

In general, hawkers (as opposed to pedlars) had transport ie. a horse and cart of some description. They generally worked from door to door and often had regular rounds/routes that they followed. Pot hawkers – obviously selling wares from the potteries may have sold their goods close to canals or railways giving a more lucrative trade with more people around, but this is uncertain. As the inscription on the original mount suggests this watercolour may have been published in a journal or paper, possibly The Graphic.

John J. Willson was a landscape and sporting painter, he worked at Headingley, Leeds, and exhibited at Liverpool and the Royal Academy. He contributed works to The Graphic and was married to the painter E. Dorothy Willson.

Brand

Willson, John J. (fl.1875-1902)

Landscape and sporting painter, Willson worked at Headingley, Leeds and exhibited at Liverpool and the Royal Accademy. He contributed works to The Graphic [1875] and was married to the painter E. Dorothy Willson.
Pot Hawker

Image: 11 7/8 in x 15 7/8 in. (30.3 cm x 40.2 cm.) Mount: 17 3/8 in x 21 in. (44.3 cm x 53.5 cm.)

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