The Daughter of the Concierge probably dates from 1894 or 1895. 1
According to dealers' records, it was in Glasgow in 1894. 2 The technique and butterfly signature fits with this date.
C. H. Sawyer commented :
'The Daughter of the Concierge is strongly reminiscent of [The Master Smith of Lyme Regis [YMSM 450]] and was probably painted in the early nineties. Its extremely gentle gradations of tone make it seem to the modern eye almost monochromatic and suggest the complete withdrawal of the artist into the domain of his own limited aesthetic.' 4
Last updated: 25th November 2020 by Margaret