A View of the South Front of Speke Hall
John Suker painted this picture of Speke Hall and its south lawn in 1865, when Richard Watt V and his wife Adelaide were living there. The previous ten years had seen a major restoration of the Hall and the creation of an attractive garden, still enjoyed by visitors today.
Oil painting on canvas, A View of the South Front of Speke Hall by John Suker, signed and dated, bottom right, J. Suker/ Tranmere 1865. A view from across the garden, flanked by trees. A female figure dressed in Victorian costume standing with small child to the left. Further figures in front of the hall in the distance. In FR/016
Miss Adelaide Watt (1857-1921); Trustees of the late Miss Adelaide Watt, 1921-1942; Liverpool Museum / NMGM / NML, 1943-2010; National Trust from 2010
Marks and inscriptions
J.Suker ........ 1865 (signed and dated bottom right)
Makers and roles
John Suker, artist