Autumn in the Welsh Hills, ca. 1860
Watercolor over pencil
Signed with monogram
10 1/2 x 15 1/4 in. (26.7 x 38.7 cm)
George Price Boyce's early landscapes were characterized by their meticulous attention to detail. This work, however, is believed to date from the period when Boyce was first involved with the Pre-Raphaelite artists Dante Gabriel Rosetti and John Evertt Millais. His involvement with the group led him to combine his desire for accuracy with a more unusually colored, almost decorative effect, as can be seen here. This combination of delicate but accurate detail and decoration was recognized by the art critics of the day: John Ruskin was moved to say of Boyce's work that it was "full of truth and sweet feeling."
Private collection, U.S.; Thomas Deans & Company, Tallahassee
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