Pastoral

Pastoral. Edward Arthur Walton RSA PRSW (1860–1922). Watercolour, 8 x 10 inches; 20.3 x 25.4 cm. Signed. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

‘Walton was arguably at his most inventive as a landscape painter. In oil and watercolour sketches he achieved a freedom not seen elsewhere in commissioned portraits. Here, he was capable of almost infinite variations suggested by trees, bridges and ponds, by cattle grazing and a lone woman feeding ducks. The first of these calls to mind Walton’s early works such as Autumn Sunshine, 1884 (Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow University), but while the motifs are similar, Dutch and Barbizon School influences have been banished from the later watercolour’ (Kenneth McConkey).

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References

McConkey, Kenneth. Lavery and the Glasgow Boys. Exhibition Catalogue. Clandeboye, County Down: The Ava Gallery; Edinburgh: Bourne Fine Art; London: The Fine Art Society, 2010. No. 24.


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