A London garden signed and dated 'Edith Corbet/1911' (lower left) oil on canvas 62 x 45cm (24 7/16 x 17 11/16in).
Edith Corbet was a landscape painter closely associated with the Etruscan group. This group of Italian and British landscape painters were working in Italy from the 1860s and formally associated in Rome in 18834. Headed by Giovanni Costa (1833-1893), other members included George Heming Mason ARA (1818-1872), Frederic, Lord Leighton PRA (1830-1896), Arthur Murch (fl.1850-1851) and Matthew Ridley Corbet ARA (1850-1902), the later two being Corbet's first and second husbands repectively.
The Etruscan's favoured harmonious and subdued opaque colour and broad panoramas whilst stressing the importance of sentiment. The work of the group was relatively well known in London, being first exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery and later the New Gallery. After her marriage to Corbet in 1891 she exhibited primarily at the Royal Academy, visiting Italy but living in London for the rest of her life.