William Marshall Brown RSA (1863-1936) watercolour on paper .
Titled “Wild Roses” the scene is of two children – an older sister with baby sister in a pull cart – the older girl is picking roses.
Signed lower left – Marshall Brown.
The quality is exceptional.
William Marshall Brown painted this exact scene in Oil and was sold at Bonhams in 2002 for over $40,000 U.S. The title of that was “Among Wild Roses”.
Painting measures: 11.25 x 14
with frame measures: 19.5 x 22
Born in Edinburgh, Marshall Brown studied at the city’s Royal Institute and the RSA’s Life School. He also spent time in London and painted in the Netherlands and France but became recognised for his figurative work in Scottish landscape settings. Although he ranged widely across Scotland he, like the ‘Glasgow Boys’, found Cockburnspath a useful base and kept a studio there from which he executed some of his best work. Many of his works are large, exhibiting broad and rapid brushwork and a bright palette. A favourite composition might be executed several times with slight variations.