Tuesday, August 3, 2010

John Anster Fitzgerald - The Enchanted Forest

Watercolour. heightened with bodycolour
19 x 28"
Purchased in 1872


Dolls from the Attic said...

This is a gem...I love the tiny sprites, and all the detail. What a peaceful idyllic place.

Hermes said...

It's lovely isn't. I once gave advice on fairy paintings for a Japanese exhibition and remember suggesting this as it was so delightful. Unfortunately I couldn't travel to Japan to see it on show. One of those regrets you have at my age.
Still I may just have come across a very signifucant Arthur Spooner oil that has ended up in Washington. Frustrating not being able to examine it - but could be a real find. Brightened up my dull day anyway.