Hall, Jessie (1858-1914/15; English)
Twilight 1901
Watercolour on paper, c. 29.21 x 48.26 cm (11½” x 19”)
Purchased, 1901; de-accessioned and sold at auction, 1950
Unidentified; present location unknown

One of several watercolours bought on the recommendation of the British Royal Academy in 1901 (for a list, see Watercolours – Introduction), this work was auctioned off in October 1950.

Information on the artist and her work are difficult to find; she is not listed by Mallalieu (1976). Reproductions of other examples suggest that she worked in a traditional style.

[comparative work: The Haven under the Hill 1908 (auctioned 2020)]


AR 1901, p.23; SB, list following p.546, no.110 (noting both the purchases and the 1950 de-accession); NGV 1905, p.78 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.170: size given as 19 x 11½ inches) [£14/14]

For the artist, see Bénézit 6, p.1050 (listing the present work; no bio.dates given) and AKL 68 (2011), p.219 (with bio.dates as given above). For the comparative work reproduced above, see https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/jessie-hall-fl-1893-1915-british-the-haven-under–11a4dbabd8 (watercolour, 8.25″ x 12.75″; sold by John Nicholsons Fine Art, Haslemere, U.K., 29 Jan.2020, lot 289); other examples are noted on the internet