A Piece of Congleton History Up For Auction

A piece of Congleton history is up for auction, Friday  23rd May at Adam Partridge Auctioneers of Macclesfield.

A painting by James Northcote, called “Daniel in the Lion’s Den” was donated to Congleton Urban District Council in 1926 by Sir William Shakerley.

Daniel in the Lion's Den

“Daniel in the Lion’s Den” by James Northcote

Originally purchased  by Walter Shakerley for 100 guineas (£105) in 1814, the painting is now estimated to worth £15,000 – £20,000.

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