Walter Bonner Gash (1869 - 1928):
The New Book
Framed (ref: 727)
Watercolour, 20 x 14 in. (51 x 35.5 cm.)
Provenance: The Artist's daughter
Exhibited: Walter Bonner Gash, Unsung Edwardian Hero, cat 16
Literature: Walter Bonner Gash, Unsung Edwardian Hero, p. 36
This is a watercolour version of what is probably Gash’s greatest Edwardian domestic scene (cat. 14).
Kenneth McConkey has kindly pointed out that this composition is very reminiscent of Clausen's The Window, 1912 (South African National Gallery, Capetown) - even down to the Orpen-esque convex mirror.