E. Rosa Sawtell

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1865, d.1940

Welsh Hamlet, Llantwit Major

  • Presented by Miss Y Annette Thompson, 24 January 1968
  • Watercolour
  • 262 x 373mm
  • 69/338
  • c. 1935
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For the exhibition 'Nature's Own Voice' 6 February - August 2009 this work was displayed with the following label:

Rosa Sawtell painted plein-air studies from early in her career and in 1888 was awarded a silver medal for ‘landscape study from nature’ by the Canterbury Society of Arts. During the 1890s Sawtell was a prominent member of Christchurch’s Palette Club, which fostered plein-air painting among local artists. She worked predominantly in watercolours, and continued to develop a looser, more spontaneous, approach throughout the early twentieth century.