Munstead Wood was the Surrey home of Gertrude Jekyll, possibly the most famous of British garden designers.
The South Border at Munstead Wood by Helen Allingham, c. 1900
© Garden Museum
- Watercolour & pencil
- 40.5 x 29 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £12,000 ( Total: £28,000)
- Acquired in:
- Private vendor
Allingham and Jekyll met through the artistic circles in the 1880s. This watercolour is a record of one of the most celebrated British gardens at the height of its creation. There were nine watercolours in the series, one is in the archive of the Royal Watercolour Society and one is at Godalming Museum, ArtFunded in 1996; the rest remain in private collections.
Private collection, London; Christopher Wood Ltd, 1990s.