South Border at Munstead Wood by Helen Allingham

Allingham moved to Witley near Godalming during the 1880s and developed a friendship with Gertrude Jekyll, the famous garden designer, who lived in Godalming.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour
Dimensions:
41 x 34 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £30,000)
Acquired in:
1996
Vendor:
Chris Beetles

Jekyll invited Allingham to paint her own garden at Munstead Wood which she did several times. In this watercolour, the detail is so accurate that almost every plant variety can be recognised and it stands as an important contemporary record of Jekyll's colour planting schemes.

Provenance

Private collection.

Venue details

Godalming Museum 109a High Street, GODALMING Surrey GU7 1AQ 01483 426 510 www.godalmingmuseum.org.uk

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