Russet and Gray: a Welsh Beechwood
Watercolour; signed, labelled with title, artist's name, and address, further labelled 'A Dapple of Winter Sunlight'
21 x 30 inches
Liverpool Autumn Exhibition, 1905
The Art Journal, 1905, p 356 (ill); described p 353 as 'a dainty woodland drawing'
Watts specialised in painting woodland, particularly beech trees, in winter, catching the mossy stillness under their vaulted branches backlit by the bright winter sunshine, as if in ‘nature’s cathedral’. The Art Journal described this picture as ‘a dainty woodland drawing’ when it was shown in the Liverpool Academy in 1905.