Tuesday, August 26, 2008

G F Watts - Haystacks

[Haystacks (Study on Brighton Downs)] 1882
oil on canvas
exhibited Grovesnor Gallery 1883 (as Study on Brighton Downs)
Watts had a Winter studio in Brighton and no doubt noticed the subject whilst travelling there. After exhibiting it, the picture was given by the artist to Sir Frederic Leighton who admired it. They were close friends and neighbours in the artists colony around Holland Park.

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