Cattle Market, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Image credit: Heritage Doncaster

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As you might expect of a museum in an important market town like Doncaster, there are many images in the collection of the market area of the town. But this beautiful painting by Lionel Townsend Crawshaw is certainly the most evocative. The view is taken from the end of Copley Road, looking across towards Friendly Street with St George’s Church towering over the scene. To the right, in the foreground, a cattle market is taking place, and farmers are gathered around. The direction of the sunlight and length of the shadows tell us that it is early morning, and some of the farmers are taking the time to catch up on the latest gossip. The artist L.T. Crawshaw was born in Warmsworth near Doncaster. He studied law at Cambridge University before going on to study art in Germany and France.

Danum Gallery, Library and Museum



Cattle Market, Doncaster, South Yorkshire




oil on canvas


H 85 x W 100 cm

Accession number

DONMG : 16.16

Acquisition method

gift from Mr C. H. Mackie, 1916

Work type


Danum Gallery, Library and Museum

Waterdale, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN1 3BZ England

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