A View of Preston from Penwortham Hill c.1820

Conservator at work on View of Preston

From 13 August 2016
Lose yourself in this unique painting of Preston on the cusp of change – a picturesque harvest scene in the foreground contrasts with the rapidly growing industrial town across the river.


Thanks to a public donations campaign led by the Friends of the Harris, this landscape by John Jenkinson has been expertly conserved at Lancashire Conservation Studios and we are once again able to display it at its best. Look out for dramatic tall chimneys, windmills, traditional hay stooks, and features still recognisable in Preston today.

 Find out too why we originally thought this painting was produced in 1821 but have now dated it a year earlier.

Supported by the Friends of the Harris Museum & Art Gallery.

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