1897 Work by Ethel WalkerJames Boatright
I am writing from Arkansas in the US. I found an oil painting in my mother's estate that appears to be a very early work by Ethel Walker in Britain. The framed painting is a 20x14 inch landscape and village scene that is clearly inscribed "from Ethel 1897" in the lower right-hand corner. The name "Ethel" looks like her later signatures. The canvas is marked "G. Rowney & c., London W., Quality B." A faint pencil notation is still visible on the canvas wrap "Market Twishall, S-------, 14d/," as far as I can tell. The image is a fall scene in a small Tudor village with a spire in the hazy distance. The buildings are half-timbered and thatched. Is there any academic interest in this early art-school work by a great artist?