In 1897 Robert Bevan followed Stanislawa de Karlowska back to her Polish home where they wed in December. In the early 1900s he spent much time in Poland, visiting for the last time in 1921. His son Robert wrote, 'Poland wakened in my father a very intense affection, a romantic sympathy that is reflected in much of the work of these early years. He was never happier than when he was working in Poland and living among Poles' (see R. Bevan, Robert Bevan, London, 1965, p. 13).
We are grateful to Frances Stenlake for her assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.