Paul Maitland
Kensington Gardens: Vicinity of the Pond ?1907

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Paul Maitland 1863–1909
Kensington Gardens: Vicinity of the Pond
Date ?1907
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 254 x 454 mm
Acquisition Presented by Cyril Andrade 1928
Not on display

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Maitland's association with Whistler was through the French landscape painter Theodore Roussel, who lived in Britain from 1870 and was a close friend of Whistler. Roussel taught Maitland as a personal pupil. Maitland was an isolated artist who specialised in small-scale views of London parks, many even smaller than this and on wooden panels. They were painted on the spot, and became an obsessive subject. They were admired by Sickert, and parallel his discovery of beauty in ordinary town life.

August 2004

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