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Ancient Halls in and about Halifax

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Ancient Halls in and about Halifax

Sketches of Halls in and around Halifax, West Yorkshire. Published by The Halifax Courier 1912-13.

Author: Arthur Comfort
Date: 1912
Location: Halifax
Format: Drawing
Document ID: 100865
Library ID: R5003 Q720

These drawings of halls around Halifax by Arthur Comfort were originally printed in the Halifax Courier newspaper 1912-13, and then soon after published as an album. A previous album of drawings printed in the Courier 1911-12 was published as 'Sketches of Old Halifax' in 1912.

Arthur Comfort, born in London in 1864, became a master wood engraver. He worked for some years on 'The Graphic', the national illustrated journal, and exhibited his work at the Royal Academy and abroad. At the turn of the century, when wood engraving and other mechanical illustration techniques were being overtaken by photo-chemical processes, Comfort sought work in teaching and moved north. He taught art at Heath Grammar, and Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge Secondary Schools and lived at Swires Road, Halifax. In 1935, Comfort died in Halifax Royal Infirmary.

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