Walter Maclaren was a versatile artist who painted in many styles. It seems probable that he possessed independent means and did not need to sell or publicize his work. He lived for many years in Capri, particularly in the 1870s, where he painted many scenes of life in Capri and its landscape. Giovanni Costa met Maclaren 1875 when he spent some months in Capri visiting with his wife and oldest daughter and the two became friends. Maclaren was also friends with other Etruscan painters who visited Capri including Barclay and M. R. Corbet. Corbet submitted a portrait of Maclaren to the Royal Academy in 1889, no. 617.


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