"Coastal Landscape with Mirrored Globe" by Kate Allen Tryon (1865-1952)
Oil on panel
Size: 16 1/2" x 15 "
Signed lower left
Framed (included in price)
Kate Allen Tryon was born in Naples, Maine on March 18, 1865. She attended to Boston Museum of Fine Arts. She was a journalist, artist and lecturer. She moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband in 1889 where she became well known to newspaper readers when she began working for newspapers lecturing on New England's wild song-birds. She created watercolor drawings of the songbirds to supplement her lectures.
She visited Swindon, Wiltshire 6 times, the first trip in 1910. "The lark, the nightinggale and Richard Jefferies- those are the three things that brought me to England." She created a large array of paintings on her trips. Richard Jefferies was a Swindon poet. In 1963, her daughter donated 35 of her paintings to the Richard Jefferies Museum at Coate Farmhouse, and some now reside in the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. In 1997, her granddaughter Kate Schneider donated a manuscript on Tryon's visits to Swindon. It is now part of the collection of the Richard Jefferies Society. It was published in 2010 as Adventures in the Vale of the White Horse "Jefferies Land". Featuring Kate Tryon's Original Paintings and Photographs from Her Visits to the Area.
The painting depicted is likely from one of her trips to Wiltshire.
Some of her other work from Wiltshire is listed on this site: