Swilla Glen, Ingleton
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William Mellor

British, (1851-1931)
Swilla Glen, Ingleton
Oil on canvas, signed, further inscribed verso

William Mellor was a landscape painter who was born in Barnsley, Yorkshire in 1851, the son of Joseph Mellor, an artist and Mary Mellor. Initially, he was employed as a loom turner in the weaving industry before becoming a professional artist. He would have received tuition from his father who clearly influenced his style and subject matter.

In 1876, he married Mary Elizabeth Watson and by 1881 had established himself as a successful landscape painter. Two of his sons Everett Watson Mellor (1878-1965) and Leonard Mellor (b.1891) also became artists. The family lived in Barwick Street, Scarborough before moving to Sefton Street, North Meols. However, by 1911, they had moved to Dragon Road, Harrogate where Mellor later died in 1931.

Mellor worked around his home county capturing views of Ilkley, Scarborough and Harrogate. He also travelled frequently to North Wales and the West Country and his paintings were often of river views, as in this fine example. Mellor's meticulously drawn landscapes are very distinctive, usually depicting scenes in summer and early autumn.

Many of his works can be found in public collections including the Harris Museum, Laing Art Gallery, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery, Towneley Hall Art Gallery and The Whitaker.

Swilla Glen is situated in the Yorkshire Dales close to the village of Ingleton. The river seen here is the River Twiss and the area is well known for its series of waterfalls and rock formations.

The work is housed in a new, English made gilt frame which is in excellent condition.

£4,900.00
Image Size 19.5 inches x 29.5 inches (49.5cm x 75cm)
Framed Size 28 inches x 38 inches (71cm x 96.5cm)