We are extremely grateful to the Friends of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery who, with the support and assistance of the Lord Lieutenant, have kindly donated this remarkable painting of The Dana by Michael ‘Angelo’ Rooker. This painting is a significant work by an important Old Master.
In 1788 Rooker began to make autumnal tours in the country, drawing mainly architectural remains. This picture is part of that body of work. With minute attention to detail and a wonderful understanding of light, Rooker has created a true tour de force of watercolour painting in this work.
This picture will be an significant addition our Fine Art Collection which is an important record of the changing townscape of Shrewsbury.