Painting: Chester and the Roodee

Record number: CHEGM: 1965 200

Description: 'Chester and the Roodee' by Flemish artist Pieter Tillemans (1684-1734), oil on canvas, c.1710-34. This is the earliest known painting of Chester. It shows horse-racing on the Roodee with a panorama of the city beyond. The city walls enclose the castle and several churches, with the Old Dee Bridge to the right. Presented by the 1st Duke of Westminster.

Creator: Pieter Tillemans (1684 - 1734)

Date: circa1710-1734

Period: 18th century, early

Dimensions: height 74.5 cm; width 134.5 cm


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