The Young Fishwife, Scene on the North Wales Coast is an oil on canvas painted by Joshua Anderson Hague, 1850-1916.

The painter was born in Manchester and trained at the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts. A landscape artist and watercolourist he exhibited widely and was prolific in his output. In 1877 he moved to North Wales and co-founded the Royal Cambrian Academy.

The painting was donated in 1934 by Margaret Mary Nicholson, widow of “master plumber” Alfred Henry Nicholson. They retired to the Fylde from Manchester and lived in Devonshire Road, St Annes on Sea where Alfred died in 1929.

There are two paintings in the Collection by Hague. The other is also a Welsh scene, The Fisherman’s Cottage, Deganwy, donated in 1932 by Bertha Moorhouse, who died in 1940. Her residence at that time was in St Annes Road East.

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