Day's Lock on the Thames, George Vicat Cole
  • Artist
    George Vicat Cole
  • Born
  • Died
  • Title
    Day's Lock on the Thames
  • Date of Production
  • Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Dimensions
    120.4 x 184.0 cm
  • Credit Details
    Gift of Martin Loughlin, 1890

George Vicat Cole

Day's Lock on the Thames

The naturalist painter Vicat Cole first exhibited at the RA in 1853 and when awarded full membership in 1880 he was the first landscape painter to have been recognized in this way for 30 years.

Known for his ability to capture the transient effects of light, and noted for his scenes of ripe corn growing in the valley of the River Thames, Vicat Cole has captured all of these features in this work.  Located near Abington,  Day's Lock depicts a scene that remains largely unchanged to the present time.