Celia and Charlotte at the Window, Bilting
Watercolour with pencil; signed and dated October 1971.
12.5 x 18.5 inches
J. S. Maas & Co, John Ward, March 1979, no. 48
with J. S. Maas & Co. Ltd.
The girls are John Ward's twin daughters, Celia and Charlotte, at a window of their house in Kent. His son Toby recalls, 'Dad preferred to use cool colours to represent shade rather than low tones or dark colours; hence, there is rarely any rich black or dark brown in his watercolours. This kept the picture light and there was little to detract from the line that almost always led the watercolour'.