View of industrial Manchester
seen from Belle Vue painted by George Danson. This is the view opposite the entrance to the Belle Vue
Zoological Garden on Hyde Road. There are smoking chimneys visible in the
distance marking the industrial centre of the city. Carriages and horse-drawn
carts crowded with people are travelling along the wide road both towards and
away from Belle Vue.
The Danson theatrical screen
painting family also designed the annual panaromas for the Belle Vue Zoological
Gardens which lasted until 1939. These consisted of backdrops set across a lake
which could be inspected at close quarters by steam launch, or admired from
afar during illuminations and firework displays.
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