Frederic Walker (1840-1875), British
PLAYING THE GUITAR (STUDY OF HIS SISTER FANNY WALKER WITH GUITAR), CIRCA 1869
Watercolour; titled to labels verso, numbered “No. 2” to old title label verso. Together with the Victorian needlework stool and the book: “Twenty Seven Illustrations by Frederick Walker” both depicted in the watercolour; as well as another hardcover book: “Life and Letters of Frederick Walker, A.R.A.” by John George Marks
Arched sheet 12.25" x 9.25" — 31.1 x 23.5 cm.
Walker’s elder sister Fanny was the model for other paintings by the artist. The stool carries an inscription by the artist:
“To Dear Jane, worked at Cannes by F.W. Walker - Feb. 9, 1869”.
The artist’s sister Sarah married John George Marks, the author of the green hardcover book: “Life and Letters of Frederick Walker, A.R.A.”, This book is inscribed: “To Fred Walker’s sister Mrs. Hill with kindest regards from E.? E? Leggatt, October 1907” front free end paper
Ex. Coll. Mr. Edward Phipps-Walker (1914-1985), residing in the UK and Canada;
Purchased by the present owners father-in-law, Canada from the above; Gifted to the present family member