Miss Maria Ansdell
Pencil on paper laid down on card; initialled
6½ x 4½ inches
JS Maas & Co. Ltd., London;
Estate of Holland Roberts Melson, Jr., New York
Maria Ansdell was daughter to artist Richard Ansdell, a fishing friend of Walker's in the 1860s. Walker adored her, and was a great favourite of her father's - but Maria loved another, William Morley, with whom she emigrated to India after their marriage.
With thanks to Sarah Kellam, Ansdell's descendant and historian