About this image
Looking westward showing a horse-drawn barge, the vented pointy-roof of a maltings or Brewery ? (perhaps Fellows, Morton and Clayton?), and in the distance is Nottingham Castle on Castle Rock. William Kiddier (1860-1934) was born at Loughborough but spent almost the whole of his life in Nottingham. He was an artist, poet, writer and businessman, owning an old established brush making business on South Parade, Nottingham. He painted in oils, chiefly landscapes, also black and white drawings. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and at Nottingham Castle Art Gallery. He was a founder member and the first president of 'the Atelier Society' Nottingham in the early 1890's which ultimately became the Nottingham Society of Artists.