Waterson art work donated to museum

Patricia Paterson presents David Waterson's 'A Winter Afternoon' to Norman Atkinson, Service Manager of Angus Council's Cultural services at Brechin Town House Museum

Patricia Paterson presents David Waterson's 'A Winter Afternoon' to Norman Atkinson, Service Manager of Angus Council's Cultural services at Brechin Town House Museum

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BRECHIN Town House Museum was gifted a piece of artwork by local artist David Waterson painting.

Patricia Paterson donated a landscape picture to the Town House Museum that had belonged to her mother, Mrs Mary Hay, who sadly passed away on April 13 aged 95.

The painting, which depicts the River South Esk from the Brechin Bridge viewpoint is entitled ‘A Winter Afternoon’.

Mrs Paterson said that her mother, who lived most of her life in Brechin, would have been very pleased to know that the painting will be enjoyed by generations of Brechiners to come and would be on display with other pieces of Waterson’s work.

The painting was accepted on behalf of the Town House Museum by Norman Atkinson, who is the senior services manager of Angus Council’s cultural services, who hold a large collection of Waterson’s work.

David Waterson was born in Brechin in 1870 and died April 12, 1954, after a lifetime of painting, etching and engraving landscapes and portraits.

Brechin and the surrounding area provided a great deal of inspiration for his work, and as such the area features heavily in his paintings, as shown by ‘A Winter Afternoon’.