Field, Walter (1837-1901; English)
A Grey Day on the Thames 1871
Watercolour, c. 24 x 50 cm
Purchased, 1872 (advice of John Herbert)
Unidentified; present location unknown

The artist, a watercolour specialist, studied with Herbert, who recommended this purchase.

[comparative watercolour by Field: Sonning-on-Thames 1883 (auctioned in 2001)]


AR 1872, p.21 (noting size as 9½ x 20 inches); NGV 1894, p.44 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.8); NGV 1905, p.48 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.42) [£31/10]

For the artist, see Bénézit 5, p.681; AKL 39 (2003), p.389; Mallalieu (1976), p.98; ; and, reproducing other examples of his work, including the example reproduced above, auctioned by Christie’s, London, 25 Oct.2001: size given as 30.5 x 47.5 cm)