Oil on canvas; signed and dated 1887, labelled with title and lender's name (Baker)
20 x 31 inches
As the River Thames reaches Abingdon (near Oxford), it winds through a flat flood plain, feeding marshes and pools. Halswelle, who loved to paint water generally and the Thames in particular, here caught the tranquility of the valley on a summer's day, the cloud-dappled sky over still waters scattered with lily pads.
A similar painting, Gathering Clouds, 105 x 160 cms, dated 1878, is inscribed 'Medmenham'.