This is James Burrell Smith at his absolute best and the perfect subject, a place so close to his heart, he must have so enjoyed painting this from the river. Wonderful detail and in perfect condition.
Smith was born in the south of England and in 1843 moved to Alnwick, Northumberland, where he received tuition from Thomas Miles Richardson Snr. He is well known for his large landscape watercolours with figures. Several of his views are in the collection at Alnwick Castle. James Burrell Smith died in London at West Kensington.