Before she was married to the artist Matthew Ridley Corbet, Edith Edenborough was married to another, Arthur Murch, from the mid ‘70s until his death in 1885. They lived in Rome. Edith was a friend and painting companion of Giovanni Costa, the Italian ‘plein air’ landscape painter who became the inspiration of both the Macchiaioli, the Italian painters of ‘patches’ of light, and of the group of English painters that became known as the Etruscans. Olivia Rossetti Agresti wrote: ‘Costa had a very high opinion of this artist’s gifts and used to remember with pleasure how on that occasion they used to go out together to paint from nature...’ The marshy plain of the River Arno to the west of Pisa where it flows into the sea, the ‘Wash’, is now a National Park, the Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli. The Pisan Hills form a dramatic backdrop in this atmospheric painting, which was exhibited in the New Gallery in 1888.