Oil on Canvas, 68x79cm.
Donkin exh. 1880 – 1909
Signed with a monogram and dated 1882.
A stunning example of ‘Staithes School’ painting, painted before the formation of the Newlyn School in Cornwall. This type of subject matter has become very rare, painted at a time when this type of subject matter was in the main romanticised in the typical manner.
Little is known of the early life of Alice Donkin although she is recorded as living at various times in Berkshire and London.
She obviously had considerable success during her lifetime as she exhibited at numerous important leading London galleries exhibiting with the Dudley Gallery, London Salon, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Society of Women Artists, Royal Academy etc.