Maud Beddington Arts & Crafts period small watercolour

Maud Beddington Arts & Crafts period small watercolour

Code: 10312


A charming small watercolour on card, of a young girl and her pet dog on a bench, by Maud Beddington.

Currently out of its frame (see images). Visible area approx 8" by 7".

Maud Beddington was a painter of children and fairies and flourished between 1895 and 1922.
She was an admirer of Burne-Jones and this shows in the somewhat hauntingly innocent look in the childs face.
She actually was a member of the Burne-Jones-Morris circle and was a neighbour of Burne-Jones in Bennets Hill, Birmingham when he was very young.
She was also a friend of the Arts & Crafts architect-designer WAS Benson, who subsequently designed some cottages for her and her sister Beatrice in Winchelsea, Kent.
She also designed textiles and is recorded as having done so for William Sleath, one of the main tapestry weavers for Morris & Co (see Textiles of the Arts & Crafts Movement by Linda Parry).
Signed and dated lower right for 1915.
Also inscribed separately on the back of frame with her name and London address.

For more information on the Beddington sisters please refer to the recently published WAS Benson book (Antique Collectors Club).