This work is arguably Walton's greatest watercolour and played a key role in establishing his European reputation: in 1890 it was included in the second International Art Exhibition in Munich where the artist won a gold medal.

Walton was a member of 'The Glasgow Boys', who popularised working in an almost impressionistic style in their oil paintings and watercolours. He especially drew inspiration from the work of Jules Bastien-Lepage who was renowned for his depictions of peasant figures.


James Alexander; Sotheby's, 1984; Fine Art Society; NG Lu Pat Collection; Andrew Patrick McIntosh collection.

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