Oil on panel; signed and dated 1912
9 x 14 inches
Royal Academy, 1912, no 624
Edith Edenborough was born in Australia, but moved to England with her family in 1854. From the mid-1870s she lived in Rome, where she worked with the Italian artist Giovanni Costa. Costa was the central figure of ‘The Etruscans’, a group of artists devoted to painting plein-air sketches of the Italian countryside. Other followers included William Blake Richmond, Leighton and George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle. In 1891, following the death of her first husband (artist Arthur Murch), Edith married Matthew Ridley Corbet, a fellow Etruscan. This late, atmospheric little painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1912, no 624.