Signed (lower right)
Oil on canvas
51 x 40.5 cm, image size
65 x 56 cm, frame size
As one of Scotland's oldest bridges, originally dating to the 15th century, Nungate Bridge was once the main route into Haddington. Famously painted by local artists such as William Darling McKay and William Gillies, it was also often a stopping off point for artists travelling northwards on their scenic tours of Scotland.
This example is by Alexander Charles Winter OBE (1887-1969). I have spent a long time comparing old photographs and I believe it to date to c.1912. It's an important record of the architectural changes to the buildings on the corner of Bridge Street and Waterside (now where the Waterside Bistro have their outdoor seating areas and carpark).
Winter was born at Braddingham, Norfolk and served in the Royal Navy during the First World War. He received an OBE in 1919. He later joined the Royal Airforce where he obtained the position of Group Captain. As an artist he exhibited widely, including the Paris Salon, and had solo shows at Goupil Gallery London & Fermoy Art Gallery, Kings Lynn.