The Dragon's Cave
Watercolour and bodycolour; signed, labelled to the reverse with artist's name and address, and titled.
16 x 22 inches
Ward-Price Auctioneers, Toronto, April 1948, lot 216;
The Estate of Aleen Aked, Toronto'
JS Maas and Co;
Royal Commission for the Chicago Exhibition, 1893, no 2
The cave is Dunald Mill Hole, in Lancashire, a much engraved curiosity, painted by, amongst others, the Liverpool Pre-Raphaelite James Campbell (his The Dragon’s Cave, c 1854, Walker Art Gallery). Brewtnall had a keen interest in folk tales and ballads, which often provided the subject matter for his pictures. This picture was exhibited in America in 1893.