GREENAWAY | Procession of Maidens ("Happy Returns of the Day"), pencil and watercolour drawing, 1886
GREENAWAY | Procession of Maidens ("Happy Returns of the Day"), pencil and watercolour drawing, 1886
GREENAWAY | Procession of Maidens ("Happy Returns of the Day"), pencil and watercolour drawing, 1886
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GREENAWAY | Procession of Maidens ("Happy Returns of the Day"), pencil and watercolour drawing, 1886

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,000 GBP

GREENAWAY | Procession of Maidens ("Happy Returns of the Day"), pencil and watercolour drawing, 1886

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,000 GBP

Description

GREENAWAY, KATE

Procession of Maidens with Yellow Flowers ("Happy Returns of the Day")


135 by 270mm., fine pencil and watercolour drawing, signed with initials and dated lower left "K.G. Feb. 1886", framed and glazed, some browning, some staining lower right corner not affecting image


Spielmann and Layard in their biography of Greenaway state that around 1896 Greenaway’s "most important work consisted of commissions from Mr Stuart M. Samuel, M.P., to paint a portrait of his little daughter Vera, and to design 'processions' for the decoration of his nurseries”". The two processions offered here (see also lot 75) are dated 1886 and 1899.


This procession is reproduced by Spielmann and Layard (opposite p. 170) where the drawing is identified as being originally 'made for John Ruskin upon his birthday'.


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GREENAWAY | Procession of Maidens ("Happy Returns of the Day"), pencil and watercolour drawing, 1886
GREENAWAY | Procession of Maidens ("Happy Returns of the Day"), pencil and watercolour drawing, 1886
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