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Cockle Gatherers on a Shore
signed and dated  'William Meredith 1882' (lower right)
oil on canvas
24 x 50 in  (60.9 x 127.1cm)

The location has traditionally been identified as Morecambe Bay; but is very probably on the North Wales shoreline near Conway

Another comparable work by the artist titled 'Homewards, Conway Marsh'  is in the collection of Manchester City Art Gallery

Meredith studied at the School of Art in The Royal Manchester Institution before entereing the Manchester Academy.As a young artist he was influenced by the work of Joseph Knight.He worked in North Wales , Surrey and also in Brittany and Normandy.He was a member of the Manchester School of Painters along with Joshua Anderson Hague, John Herbert Partington , Richard G. Somerset, and James Hey Davies
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