Southeast View of Norwich
Watercolour; signed and dated 1846
15 x 34 inches
This view is looking southwest from Kett’s Heights across the River Wensum, with the 14th-century Cow Tower to the right and Bishop Bridge to the left in the foreground; further off can be seen Norwich Cathedral and Norwich Castle. Norfolk wherries ply their trade on the river. By 1846, when this was painted, there was a gas works at the bottom of the hill (not visible) but the slopes above had been turned into gardens. Austin was as an architectural draughtsman in Norwich by profession, and a painter of local scenes.