Oil on Canvas, 88x108cm.
Garnet Ruskin Wolseley 1884 – 1967
Provenance : Ex private collection, It seems likely that the children depicted in this work are the daughters of Lamorna Birch and the setting is Lamorna in Cornwall.
Garnet Wolseley started his formal training under Herbert Van Herkomer continuing his studies at the Slade under Henry Tonks and Fred Brown where he won a gold medal.
In 1908 aged 24 he moved to Newlyn, quickly forging a close relationship with Harold and Laura Knight who had moved from Staithes the previous year. Both these artists had a considerable effect on his development as an artist.