Saturday, May 22, 2010
Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale
I've featured these before but they came up for auction in London in 1990 (Sotherby's) but didn't sell.
[Gather Ye Rosebuds]
signed 'EFB' (lr)
Watercolour over pencil
18.5 x 11 1/4"
The gardens are Condover Hall in Shropshire.
The title is basedo Robet Herrick's
"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may
Old Time is still a-flying"
[Today for Me]
signed l.r. with a monogram and dated 1901
Watercolour and bodycolour over pencil
20 1/4 x 30 3/4
1872 – 1945.
She studied at the Royal Academy and worked at first mostly in illustration, moving to paintings influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite artists. Later, she also worked with stained glass. She was a staunch Christian, and donated works to churches.