Lionel Walden | Bathers

American, 1861–1933


Signed and dated Lionel Walden 1895
Oil on canvas
10¾ x 14½ inches (27.3 x 36.8 cm)
Framed: 21 x 25 inches (54 x 64 cm)

The present work, exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, clearly shows the influence of his teachers Carolus-Duran and Gérôme in the rendering of the figures. The landscape however is freer in technique and would lead to his more impressionistic later views of Hawaii and elsewhere. 

London, Royal Academy, 1897, No. 990 

Christopher Wood, Dictionary of British Art: Victorian Painters, Suffolk, 1995, p. 546 


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