Coming from St. Ives Market

Robert Walker Macbeth British, Scottish
Publisher Charles Walter Dowdeswell British

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Working men and women, accompanied by sheep, move along a country road. A setting sun back-lights dust raised by their feet to surround the forms with halo-like clouds. Macbeth based the etching on a painting he had shown at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1878, exhibiting an impression of the print at the Royal Academy in 1879 (no. 1257). The artist had moved to London from Edinburgh in 1870, then designed wood engravings for "The Graphic." Studies at the Royal Academy encouraged ambitious oils that treated themes of rural labor. Associated with the Idyllists, Macbeth was a close friend of Frederick Walker—both men were also were skilled watercolorists and members of the Royal Watercolour Society.

Coming from St. Ives Market, Robert Walker Macbeth (British, Glasgow, Scotland 1848–1910 London), Etching; proof

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