Mary Ensor (fl. 1863-1874)
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Mary Ensor (fl. 1863-1874)

The Four Seasons

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Mary Ensor (fl. 1863-1874)
The Four Seasons
'Winter' signed and dated 'Mary Ensor./1863.' (lower right)
oil on board, feigned circles
two 12 ¼ x 12 ½ in. (31 x 31.7 cm.); and two 12 x 12 ½ in. (30.5 x 31.7 cm.)
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Provenance
with Christopher Wood, London, where purchased by the present owners.
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Lot Essay

Little is known about Ensor, a painter of birds, flora and fauna from Birkenhead, but the extraordinary detail and vibrant colours used here clearly show the influence of John Anster Fitzgerald (1819-1906), William James Webbe (fl. 1853-1878), and William Henry Hunt (1790-1864).
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