Phillott, Constance (1842-1931; English)
The Haunt of Ancient Peace
Watercolour on paper, size unknown
Purchased, 1871 (advice of John Ruskin)
National Gallery of Victoria (p.165.5-1)

Ruskin’s taste is exemplified in this unassuming watercolour, which also appears to typify the work of this artist, a member of the Royal Watercolour Society (ARWS).


AR 1871, p.41; NGV 1894, p. 43 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.3); NGV 1905, p.37 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.3) [£15/15] 

For the artist, see Bénézit 10, p.1337 (listing this work), and Mallalieu (1976), p.205; and for other examples, see