A watercolour landscape of Rivelin Valley by Legh Mulhall Kilpin ( British 1853 - 1919 ). Signed and dated 1906. Size : 54 cm. wide and 45 cm. high. This is an attractive landscape work by Kilpin, and typical of his style and subject matter.
An accomplished artist who's art ranges from Symbolist pieces, to oil paintings, to watercolour landscapes, to Art Nouveau creations. His art exhibits the eclectic taste of art in the 19th century and his talent to work within many areas. After moving to Montreal, Canada in 1906, Kilpin was inspired to depict the Canadian landscape.
In England, he had been one of countless graduates of a rigid system of art training that emphasized a particular Victorian mode of cultivated taste and associated moral values. Because British models were admired and emulated in Canada, Kilpin moved seamlessly into the Canadian art world after moving to Montreal in 1906. His career in both countries exemplifies the life of the majority of working artists of his time.
Rivelin Valley is to be found in South Yorkshire, England.
Kilpin, L. M. Painting - 1906.