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Lost in her thoughts

1891

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This original Victorian watercolour dated 1891. The watercolour is signed Fred Walker. The work is presented and supplied in a simple mid 20th century frame and mount behind glass. The frame dimensions are 50cm high x 64.5cm wide. The visible watercolour dimensions are 32.5cm high x 48.5cm wide (12.8inches high x 19.09inches wide). The watercolour is signed and dated lower left. This original Victorian watercolour is an intriguing piece. In the foreground are the trunks of two mighty oak trees, whose branches and leaves frame the top of the picture. The colour of the leaves suggest this is the end of summer, which may indeed be significant. To the left is the end of a very substantial red brick wall, across which strands of ivy fall. Across the centre of the image is a smaller brick wall, which borders the end lies of a tranquil lake. We suspect that this is the grounds of some grand stately home. The trees effectively frame the subject of the piece, a young woman, dressed formally in a long grey blue dress, short black shawl and grey bonnet. She is staring out across the water, lost in her thoughts. We wonder what she is thinking of, a lost love perhaps? In the foreground is a black greyhound, with a red collar. Does he belong to the woman, or the person she is thinking of? To the very front of the scene, we glimpse the smoke of a smoldering fire of twigs and leaves. What has been burnt? Love letters? The palette is soft and understated, the mood quiet and reflective. The scene is elegant and refined, but the mystery remains…

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    The work is presented and supplied in a simple mid 20th century frame and mount behind glass. The frame and mount are in a reasonable condition but not perfect.The watercolour though is in excellent condition.
  • Dimensions
    H 19.69 in. x W 25.4 in.H 50 cm x W 64.5 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Sutton Poyntz, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU48931580283
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