Did you know? Tanfield Waggonway was 4' gauge; Hawks Waggonway (Gateshead) 4'3"; Wylam Waggonway used 5' gauge; Willington Waggonway 4'8", hence Killingworth Waggonway 4'8" & from there the Stephensons' influence spread to Hetton, the S&DR, the L&MR, across Britain & the world.

Friday, 21 April 2017

John Wilson Carmichael

There are many well known artists associated with NE England, one of whom was John Wilson Carmichael, a landscape & maritime painter.   I first published a Carmichael painting on this blog a year ago, showing what eventually became the terminus of the Tanfield Branch.   Carmichael produced several railway scenes in NE England in the mid 19th century.
Victoria Viaduct over the River Wear
Corby Viaduct  on the Newcastle & Carlisle
Cowram Cut on the Newcastle & Carlisle
High Level Bridge
Interior of Newcastle Central, 1850 - a work in partnership with John Dobson
Ascension Day on the River Tyne
An engraving from A Journey Along the River Tyne Around 1830
(the first page of which shows Wear Bridges later in the 19th century!)
The Opening of Sunderland South Docks 1850 - showing typical nautical detail
Locally, there are Carmichael works owned & on display at Newcastle's Laing Art Gallery, & Sunderland Winter Gardens.

To view a large selection of JW Carmichael's work on line, visit the Art UK web site

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