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Lugg Meadows

Painted, 1906

The ‘Lugg Meadows’ was painted by Brian Hatton when he was still a young man. At the beginning of 1906 Brian was at Trinity College, Oxford, but in August of that year he had started to attend the Hospitalfields Art School in Arbroath, Scotland. This view however, is very much a Herefordshire scene. It represents two men one on horse, one on foot, setting off with their dogs, passing through the water meadows on the river Lugg, to the east of Hereford city. The Lugg Meadows are well know as ancient Lammas meadows; an area of common land that dates back to Medieval times. The Meadows are closed by the landowners for hay growth, between February 2nd (Candlemas) and August 1st (Lammas) each year, after which they are opened up to commoners for grazing. This is a view of a gusty spring day with the wind blowing through the pollarded willows and rippling the long flower laden grass. The presence of the grazing sheep indicates that this view is just outside the designated Lammas meadows.

  • Acc No: 1975-7/578
  • Date: 1906
  • Period: Modern
  • Collection: Fine Art
  • Technique: Painted
  • Medium: Oil
  • Creator: HATTON, Brian
  • Name:
Lugg Meadows

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