N05571 Evening c.1884-8?
Inscribed 'M.C.' b.r.
Oil on canvas, 12 7/8 x 18 1/8 (33 x 46)
Bequeathed by Mrs. Mary James Mathews in memory of her husband Frank Claughton Mathews 1944
Prov: [?with Goupil, London]; Frank Claughton Mathews, Brockenhurst, c.1910-12; Mrs. Mary James Mathews, Brockenhurst
There is a label on the stretcher of the Goupil Gallery (Boussod, Valadon and Co.), 5 Regent Street, London. This must refer to the period between 1893, when Goupil's moved to that address, and August 1905, when the London branch of Goupil was taken over by William Marchant and Co.
The view has not been identified but looks Italian. If so, then this picture was probably painted when the artist and her husband were in Italy between 1884 and 1888, most of the time in the neighbourhood of Pisa.
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.98-9, reproduced p.98