24 November 1998
Helen Allingham, R.W.S. (1848-1926)
In a Spring Copse: 'Here the white-rayed anemone is born'
signed 'H Allingham' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour, with scratching out
9¼ x 6½ in. (23.5 x 16.5 cm.)
Miss Gask, purchased from the Royal Watercolour Society, 1911.
with Michael Bryan, London.
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London, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours, Winter Exhibition, 1911, no. 376.
It is probable that this watercolour was taken near Brook, Witley, in Surrey, where the Allinghams had a house. Even after her subsequent return to London she returned to paint here each April and May.
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