The Queen’s Highway, John Atkinson Grimshaw

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The Queen’s Highway, John Atkinson Grimshaw


Although not bearing a specific date, "The Queen's Highway" likely originates from the 1880s when Grimshaw was immersed in crafting autumnal urban scenes around Leeds. These deserted streets, concealed by towering stone walls, harbor mansions and villas. A lone female figure treads the leaf-strewn path, a recurring motif in these evocative paintings, capturing Grimshaw's unparalleled talent for twilight and dawn. The previous day's horse-drawn carts left traces in the moist earth, while grand villa gates remain shut as households stir within. These golden morning scenes exude a profound tranquility. The locale is likely an amalgamation, lacking specific landmarks, making it an abstract celebration of light and autumnal beauty. The mystery of the solitary road is intensified by the withheld location, aligning with the Victorians' appetite for romantic intrigue, a prevalent theme in their literature. Grimshaw's inspiration drew from luminaries like Wordsworth, Browning, Shelley, and especially Tennyson, echoing the era's fascination with such enigmatic settings.

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