Karen Taylor Fine Art

Agent, Advisor and Dealer in British Art

Recent sale

Kelmscott Manor

I'm delighted to announce the sale of this watercolour to Kelmscott Manor, William Morris's 'Heaven on Earth' in Oxfordshire.

The artist, Maria Spartali Stillman (1844-1927) was a frequent visitor to the Manor and a close friend of Jane Morris. Here she records the garden, in some detail, c. 1904. Jane wrote in that year from Kelmscott that 'my dear friend...paints quietly in the garden, making pretty portraits of bits of it'.

The garden looks a little different today and the watercolour is an important record of it in late summer in the early 20th century. The house has been recently, and wonderfully, refurbished by the Society of Antiquaries. I thoroughly recommend a visit! 

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