E. A. Walton Boxed Notecards
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Published with Glasgow Museums.
A member of the renowned group of artists known as the Glasgow Boys, Edward Arthur Walton (Scottish, 1860–1922) was primarily interested in landscape painting but was a gifted portraitist and painter of village life as well. Inspired by developments in the landscape genre in France, Walton and the Glasgow Boys sought to explore the natural effects of light in the open air. Though Walton studied at the Glasgow School of Art, he gained most of his experience painting with his friends in rural eastern Scotland. After a successful decade in London, Walton settled with his family in Edinburgh in 1904. He was elected to the Royal Scottish Academy in 1905 and became president of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water Colour in 1914.
Walton painted in both oil and watercolor. His clarity of color and strong decorative sense are among his best qualities. When painting in watercolor, he often used buff paper and made an inventive use of body color. The four paintings reproduced in this boxed notecard set are among Walton’s best-known watercolors.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
The Herd Boy, 1886
Seaside Cottages with Dovecote, c. 1883
The Gamekeeper’s Daughter, 1886
En Plein Air, 1885