Three centuries of Doncaster history to go on show

The Cattle Market 1916 by Lionel Townsend Crawshaw (1864-1949)
The Cattle Market 1916 by Lionel Townsend Crawshaw (1864-1949)

Three hundred years of Doncaster’s history are to go on show at a new art exhibition.

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery will open the Delightfiul Donny display from January 17.

It will run until April 26 and brings together around 60 artworks from the collection of Doncaster Museum Service, each of which depicts a part of Doncaster and its surrounding area.

Works in the exhibition cover a period of around 300 years, with the earliest work on display being a stunning view of Sprotbrough Hall engraved in 1720.

The Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, said: “The Delightful Donny exhibition is a striking example of the beautiful places we have in Doncaster, and the fantastic talent that local people have displayed across the years to capture it so well.”

Other works in the exhibition include Terence Cuneo’s iconic painting ‘Giants Refreshed’, which shows workers restoring locomotives in the Crimpsall Paint Shop at the Doncaster Plant Works, and James Farrington’s recently restored oil painting of St. George’s Church.

As well as the historical works in the exhibition there are also contemporary views of, among others, Doncaster Market and the collieries at Rossington and Edlington.

Seen as a whole, the images in ‘Delightful Donny’ reflect the richness and variety of the rural and urban landscape of the Borough, while drawing attention to the wealth of paintings, prints and drawings held in the collection of Doncaster Museum Service.

On Friday January 30, there will be a special guided tour of the exhibition, beginning at 10.30am and costing £5.