Provenance: the artist’s family
Watson was equally talented as a figure and landscape painter, and believed
the two were interdependent:The landscape painter draws with more
appreciation of line when he has drawn from life. Unless one perceives the beauty
of line throughout nature, there is a commonplace quality in the work’
(Harry Watson, Figure Drawing,Winsor and Newton, 1920s, p. 102). This
panel, painted en plein air, probably depicts the artist’s daughter.