Church by Moonlight by Alfred Worthington.
(1834–1927) The National Library of Wales.

Born in Dover in 1835, Alfred Worthington was the last of the artisan painters in Wales. Painters of this kind were professionals, but self-taught or taught in a craft workshop rather than in an academy. They flourished all over Europe and in the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Worthington decorated a variety of domestic items such as fire screens, as well as painting pictures on canvas. Some of these reflect the popular Victorian taste for all things Scottish.

By Peter Lord.


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