16 November 2006
Louise Rayner (1832-1924)
View of the half moon battery of Edinburgh Castle from Candlemaker Row
signed 'Louise Rayner' (lower left)
pencil and watercolour heightened with touches of bodycolour
14 1/8 x 9 1/8 in. (36.5 x 23.3 cm.)
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Rayner began her career as an oil painter, but soon changed to watercolour as her preferred medium. She painted interior scenes, however she is best known for her highly successful street scenes, particularly those of Edinburgh, Chester and London.
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