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WALTER CRANE (1845-1915) Two Fishermen at a Lily Pond. Illustration for an unknown application. Watercolor and gouache on linen, mounted to wooden board. Approximate 300 mm; 11 3/4-inch tondo; in a contemporary wood frame.
Provenance: Robert and Helen Mandelbaum, New York; thence by descent, private collection, New York.
Exhibited: "British Art from the Collection of Robert and Helen Mandelbaum," Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, October 6-29, 1978 and Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, November 10-December 20, 1978, catalogue number 10.
Though the intended use of this roundel remains unknown, it is characteristic of Crane's work, incorporating Pre-Raphaelite figures within Egyptian and Art Nouveau motifs.