Watercolour of a mother and young daughter (1814–1886)

£875

John Henry Mole (1814–1886): Watercolour of a Mother and Daughter
This beautiful watercolour captures a tender moment between a mother and her young daughter as they talk at the edge of a field. The child, absorbed in fiddling with her bead necklace, appears contemplative, adding a layer of introspection to the scene.
This particular watercolour, with its intricate detailing and evocative subject matter, is a fine example of Mole’s skill and sensitivity as an artist. It not only reflects his technical prowess but also his ability to convey deep emotion and narrative through his art.

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John Henry Mole (1814–1886): Watercolour of a Mother and Daughter
This beautiful watercolour captures a tender moment between a mother and her young daughter as they talk at the edge of a field. The child, absorbed in fiddling with her bead necklace, appears contemplative, adding a layer of introspection to the scene.
This particular watercolour, with its intricate detailing and evocative subject matter, is a fine example of Mole’s skill and sensitivity as an artist. It not only reflects his technical prowess but also his ability to convey deep emotion and narrative through his art.

John Henry Mole, born in Alnwick, Northumberland, was an esteemed artist from the north of England. Initially working as a solicitor’s clerk in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Mole transitioned to a career as a professional miniature painter in 1835. His artistic journey saw a significant shift in 1847 when he abandoned miniatures to focus on landscapes and portraits, particularly those of children.
Mole’s dedication to his craft earned him recognition and accolades. He became an Associate Member of the New Society of Painters in Water Colours (later the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours) in 1847 and attained full membership the following year. By 1884, he had risen to the position of vice-president of the Society.
Although he resided in London, John Henry Mole’s works predominantly depicted the picturesque landscapes of Northumbria, the Lake District, and Scotland. His ability to capture the serene beauty of these regions coupled with his heartfelt portrayals of children, made his paintings highly sought after. Today, several of his works are held in museums in London and the North of England, a testament to his enduring legacy.
Size 26.5 x 20.5 inches inclusive of the glazed frame.

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