N01772 THE SISTERS 1900
Inscr. ‘Ralph Peacock 1900.’ b.r.
Canvas, 51 1/4×35 1/2 (130×90).
Presented by the artist 1900.
Exh: R.A., 1900 (467).
Lit: Frank Rinder, ‘The Royal Academy of 1900’ in Art Journal, 1900, p.182, repr. p.165.
Repr: Royal Academy Pictures, 1900, p.147.
The elder sister reading from an open book was Miss Edith Brignall, who married the artist in the following year. The younger sister, Miss Ethel Brignall, married Harold A. Titcomb, an American mining engineer, in 1908, and also forms the subject of N01672.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II