Lincoln from Brayford (1858)
The Brayford proved a popular spot for artists as can be seen in the paintings in this collection. The view across the busy waterway is provided with the most perfect backdrop with the Cathedral and Castle behind.
In this painting the artist seems hemmed in by the tall warehouses on the right and beyond. . This coupled with all the smoke rising from the boats and chimneys gives a dark industrial feel to the work and probable a more realistic view of the Brayford in 1858.
About the Artist
Edmund John Niemann (1813-1879)
Niemann was born in Islington and from 1839 devoted himself to art settling at High Wycombe where he worked out of doors as a painter of landscape, angling and marine subjects. His paintings were often very large, illustrating every phase of nature. He painted the Thames and the Swale, near Richmond, Yorkshire.