A Child going to fetch Water
Richard Westall, RA (Hertford 1765 - London 1836)
Oil painting on canvas, A Child going to fetch Water by Richard Westall RA (Hertford 1765 - London 1836), signed and dated bottom right: R W 1796. A small girl standing in landscape setting, looking to the left,, wearing brown skirt and brownish jacket and holding a pitcher in her left hand. To the left a cottage. Companion to 'A Child at a Cottage Door'.
2nd Lord Berwick collection. 1847 Catalogue of Paintings, p.17; 1861 Inventory p.223. 'Heirloom' 1947 Probate Val.no.58; bequeathed to the National Trust with the estate, house and contents of Attingham by Thomas Henry Noel-Hill, 8th Baron Berwick (1877-1947) on 15th May 1953.
Attingham Park, The Berwick Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Label back of stretcher (in artists hand) gives title, signature (?) and number (No.1)
Makers and roles
Richard Westall, RA (Hertford 1765 - London 1836), artist