Thursday, August 6, 2009

Joseph Edward Worrall - The Lark

signed JE Warrall/1862 l.l.
numbered and inscribed No. 1/The Lark/J.E. Worrall/231 Upper Parliament St./Liverpool (label on reverse)
oil on panel
9.5 x 7.5"
British, 1829-1913.


Lucy Corrander said...

It's a frustrating painting this one because it could have been brilliant if it had used the same subject but without sentimentality.


Hermes said...

I know what you mean but our views on sentimentality have changed since then. At the time it was considered very acceptable particularly towards children, a la Dickens. When so many children died young perhaps it is more understandable.