George Wharton Edwards (1859-1950) [RA 1939-1950] : Across the fields, 1883.


SAL record control number: 100516 ;

Record level: Item ;

Record type: Movable work ;


Work title: Across the fields [from front of work] ;

Alternate work titles:
2021 : Across the fields [from front of work] ;

Work date: 1883  [from date of exhibition] ;

Work creator: George Wharton Edwards (1859-1950) [RA 1939-1950] ;

Work medium: Pen and ink on paper ;
Work dimensions: 10 x 5-1/2 inches [unframed] | 20-1/2  x 16-3/4 x 1 inches [framed] ;

Inscribed / signed front:
Location: At lower right [damaged paper surface].
Dated: No.
Text: ‘George / Wharton / Edwards’.

Verso: [none] ;

SAL category: Works on paper ;
SAL sub-category: Genre ; figure ;

Archives of American Art subjects:
Art―Private collections―New York (State)
Art―Private collections―New York (State)―Salmagundi
Figure female
Figure female — Full length
Occupation — Farm
Occupation — Farm — Harvesting
Occupation — Other
Occupation — Other — Peasant

Description of work:

This George Wharton Edwards pen and ink drawing, Across the Fields, was shown in the Salmagundi Black and White Exhibition of 1883. The work, small in size, exhibits Edwards’ skill with linework. Cross-hatching is kept to a minimum while still establishing shadow and depth. The artist’s use of an unusual linear hatching which takes a turn to become the background near the figure is a fascinating use of texture and separation.


after 1880 Private collection of [withheld], New York, NY ;
1883 George Wharton Edwards (1859-1950) [RA 1939-1950], the artist .

Exhibition history:
2021 SCNY 1880-something : Victorian art at its height August 1 – September 30.
1883 SCNY Black and white exhibition.

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July 4, 2021

Last updated: October 18, 2021 at 13:49 pm