3 June 2004
Walter Crane, R.W.S. (1845-1915)
signed with device and dated '18/89' (lower left) and further signed and inscribed 'No.2. R.W.S. PEGASUS./Walter Crane A.R.W.S.: /Beaumont Lodge./Shepherd's Bush. London/W3' (on the artist's label attached to the stretcher)
pencil, watercolour and bodycolour with gum arabic, on paper laid on linen
28 x 28 in. (71 x 71 cm.)
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W. Crane An Artist's Reminiscences, London, 1907, p. 321.
London, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours, 1889, no. 176, no. 44, illustrated.
In 1888 Sir Edward Poynter proposed Crane as a member for the Old Watercolour Society. Crane recalls in An Artist's Reminiscences p. 321:
'Being duly elected as an Associate I exhibited that year 'Flora' and 'Pegasus', both of which ultimately found homes out of this country- one in Germany, and one in Belgium.'
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