This scene with a young beauty reading by the walking in the garden was executed in 1903 by listed British genre painter Stuart G.Davis in the style of famous Pre-Raphaelites movement. The artist worked in London from 1889 to 1917 and exhibited his works in this time by exhibitions in Birmingham, ROBAL Society of Artists and in Liverpool, Walker AG.
His genre paintings was very popular in that time and many of them published as postcards. Similar works by this artist arrive high results by international auctions (see additional images).
Literature: in German: Lexicons by Thieme/Becker ; Saur; in English: Johnson/Greutzner, 1976; RoyalAcadExhib II, 1977; Wood, 1978 (Repr. 1991).
inscriptions: signed and dated (1)903, lower left; on the back of the canvas and the stretcher: remains of antique label; old label of the sale of Christie's Auction; old label with inscription of dates of the artist.
Measurements: unframed w. 27 1/2” x h. 48” (70 x 122 cm), framed w. 33 1/8” x h. 53 1/2” ( 84 x 136 cm)..
Technique: oil on canvas, old frame.
Condition: good original condition.