Description Parsons was originally a postal clerk, but studied at South Kensington, where he eventually taught, and became a painter of landscapes and pastoral scenes, as well as a book illustrator. In 1913 he was elected president of the Royal Watercolor Society. He was also a Royal Academician. He was among a group of late 19th century British watercolor artists influenced by the Barbizon School of France, which included artists such as Millet and Rousseau.
- A Connoisseur's Portfolio: Nineteenth-century Drawings and Watercolors in the Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983.
Provenance Warren Collection [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, New York City, by purcahse, from sale at the A.A.A., February 21 1903, lot 40; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] bottom right: ALFRED PARSONS
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903
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