The Cooperage in Lytton Street, Stoke 1969 by Reginald Haggar
Original watercolour by Reginald G Haggar RI titled "The Cooperage in Lytton Street, Stoke".
Signed on the front, while named on the back of the painting and label to the frame in artist's hand. Also dated 5/24 February 1969.
Original frame in excellent condition.
Framed size: :75 x 57cm or 29.5 x 22.5"
Images size: 35 x 55cm or 14 x 21.5"
Barewall are able to re-frame the painting if prefered.
A cooperage is the name where a cooper, makes wooden barrels. This lost trade of the Potteries would have been where containers were made to in which to transport the ware for placement onto wagons for the road and narrowboats for canal transporation.
Lytton Street in Stoke upon Trent in Stoke on Trent is a street which is still very industrial and one which runs along the side of the Trent and Mersey canal.
The painting is a fascinating insight into Haggar's need to paint the world around him and in particular the industry which supported the workings and transportation of the pottery industry. It shows how workers in the mid 20th century of the Potteries worked in situ supporting the Pottery industry of North Staffordshire, a wonderful piece of lost history by a great watercolourist of the Potteries.