Myles Birket Foster, RWS (British, 1825–1899)
Sunset study with a mackerel sky
Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour on thick cream paper
12.8 x 17.7 cm; 5 ⅛ x 7 inches
Provenance: Frances Foster, the artist’s second wife.
This delightful sketch is unusually spontaneous for the artist and shows the influence of John Ruskin. Huge skies are a frequent component of Birket Foster’s more finished watercolours.