Pierre Adolphe Valette was a French impressionist artist who came to live in Manchester in 1905. Finding our murky grey landscape to his liking - he stayed in the North West until 1928 painting many Manchester landscapes in the Impressionist style. He became a tutor at the Manchester Municipal School of Art and was mentor to L.S. Lowry.
Adolfe Valette Bailey Bridge 1912 above, Mike Duddy 2012 below
Adolphe painted many pictures of the Irwell in the impressionist style - today I did a good impression of an angler - and caught bugger all.