Oil on canvas, signed with original artist's extensively inscribed label verso,
42 x 18 in.
Provenance: Exhibited at the Royal Academy 1879 no.1027
Stokes was an English landscape painter. Born in Southport, Lancashire, He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1872 and exhibited at the Academy from 1876.From 1876, travelling to Fontainebleau and Barbizon, he came under the influence of French plein air landscape painters including Jules Bastien-Lepage. He also painted genre works and portraits influenced by Frederic Leighton, John Everett Millais and Parisians such as Pascal Dagnan-BouveretT. After an extended stay in France, the couple returned to Britain where they settled in Cornwall at Carbis Bay and joining the artists' colony at St Ives in 1886.. He was the author of 'Landscape Painting' (1925). He became ARA in 1909 and RA in 1919, won medals at the Paris Exhibition and Chicago World Fair (1889), became first President of the St Ives Society of Arts (1890) and Vice President of the Royal Watercolour Society (1932).