Modern British Art by Horace Mann Livens: Evangeline, the artist's daughter, on the beach, circa 1900 | www.LLFA.uk

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Horace Mann Livens:
Evangeline, the artist's daughter, on the beach, circa 1900

Framed (ref: 1743)
Coloured chalks on dark brown paper, 11 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (29 X 18.2 cm.)

Tags: children seascapes and skyscapes



Provenance: with the artist's widow until 1957; Robert J. Smith, 1959

This drawing is similar to, and shares the same provenance as, a pastel drawing of the artist's daughter in the collection of the Tate (presented by Robert J. Smith in 1960). Evangeline, the artist's daughter, was born in 1897.

It is curious that although Livens regularly exhibited oils and watercolours he rarely showed his pastels. They count amongst his most distinctive work, especially in his bold use of colour. In 1886 Van Gogh wrote to Livens: 'Since I am here in Paris I have very often thought of yourself and work. You will remember that I liked your colour, your ideas on art and literature and I add, most of all your personality .... I felt sure at the time that you are a thorough colourist and since I saw the impressionists I assure you that neither your colour nor mine, as it is developing itself, is exactly the same as their theories.'


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