Thursday, April 30, 2009

More on Frederick Walker (2)

"The Bathers" by Frederick Walker.

The oil painting of Frederick Walker named “The Bathers” is one of an interesting make up. First the artist did a Thames side landscape, which was made up of several different locations between Cookham and Marlow. The general consensus being that he did not want anyone to say that is where set his easel. This was done at different times in the autumn and then again in the spring and summer. Then to throw more mystery into the painting he took his work into his studio, where he had models pose for him, again his was carried out so that no one person could be recognized.

It now hangs in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, part of the British Museum collection in Liverpool.

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