Walter Langley, RI (British, 1852-1922) The fisher's daughter

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Lot 1
Walter Langley, RI
(British, 1852-1922)
The fisher's daughter

Sold for £ 9,000 (US$ 11,271) inc. premium
Walter Langley, RI (British, 1852-1922)
The fisher's daughter
signed and dated 'W LANGLEY 1885' (lower right)
watercolour
53 x 31cm (20 7/8 x 12 3/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Purchased by the present owner's grandfather, circa 1920-30.

    Exhibited:
    Birmingham, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Spring Exhibition, 1886 (asking price £63)
    Birmingham, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Paintings by Walter Langley, 1886.

    The review of the RBSA exhibition in the Birmingham Post of 19th April 1886 said of Langley's painting:

    Mr Walter Langley's little study 'The Fisher's Daughter', a young woman in a cliff garden, shading her eyes with her hand, as she peers out to sea in the direction of a fleet of fishing smacks, in charming in pose, colour and lighting, and vivid and realistic in effect'.

    We would like to thank Roger Langley for his kind assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.
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