Friday, February 15, 2013

Restored painting brings bygone era to life

From the Maitland Mercury report:
A painting of Maitland’s Morris Cordial Factory has been restored to its former glory.
Painted by Aland Watts, the work has been painstakingly restored by Morpeth art ­conserver Duncan Harty and presented to the Maitland Historical Society.
In 1877, Lewis Morris founded the Lewis Morris Aerated Water and Cordial Factory in Bulwer Street, West Maitland, but aside from being an astute businessman it also appears Mr Morris had a heart of gold.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 7, 2013.