Marcella M Walker (fl.1872-1917)

Artist Name Marcella M Walker (fl.1872-1917)
Title The Village Maids with Fearful Glance
Description This stunning exhibited Pre-Raphaelite 19th century watercolour painting is by British Victorian female artist Marcella M Walker. The painting was painted in 1880 and exhibited at the Royal Academy London, exhibit 697 that same year.  The painting illustrates the penultimate verse from a long poem by 18th century poet William Julius Mickle (1734-1788) entitled Cumnor Hall.
‘The village maids with fearful glance avoid the ancient moss-grown wall, nor ever lead the merry dance among the groves of Cumnor Hall'.

The colouring and detail of the maids dresses are gorgeous. The three pretty maids are depicted against trees looking back across a lake to Cumnor Hall.
Signed and dated 1880 lower right.
Provenance Royal Academy exhibited work 1880. Exhibit 697 'The Village Maids with Fearful Glance...'
Sotheby’s, Belgravia, January 29 1980, lot 192.
Size 32 x 28 inches
Frame Housed in a glazed gilt frame, 40 inches by 29 inches and in good condition.
Condition Excellent condition
Biography Marcella M Walker (flourished 1872-1917). Walker was a 19th century female artist who lived and worked in London. She painted figure, flower and genre scenes in both oils and watercolour. She exhibited extensively from 1880-1917: Liverpool 4, Manchester 2, Royal Academy 21, Royal Hibernian Academy 1 and the Royal Society of British Artists.
Price £7000
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