Market Day, Ashbourne by Louise Rayner (not)

Louise Rayner was a watercolourist born in Matlock Bath in 1832. She painted scenes around the United Kingdom. She began studying painting when she was 15. Although living in Chester, she travelled extensively painting during the 1860s and 1870s before settling down in West Sussex. She exhibited at the Royal Society. This painting is deceptive – it is called Market Day, Ashbourne and at first glance it looks the part with the view of the Town Hall and shop fronts on the left of the painting. The right hand side is less convincing – mainly because the scene is of Chippenham Market but the title of the painting remains.

Market Day, Ashbourne

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