[Tray of Roses]
oil on canvas
Mary Hayllar [fl. 1880 - 1885]
[The Sexton tolled his bell] 1883
oil on card, laid on board
James Hayllar (1829 - 1920) was a painter of portraits, landscapes and figure subjects often featuring pretty girls - of which he had four himself. He rented Castle Priory in Wallingford on the Thames where he lived with his daughters, Edith, Jessica, Kate and Mary. All exhibited at the RA alongside their father.