Trees in a Park
|Size:||200 x 124 mm|
|Signed:||'J. A. Whistler' and 'F. S. Haden' in reverse at lower right|
|No. of States:||1|
|Catalogues:||K.2; M.App. 3; T.-|
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'The Wood' (1909, Howard Mansfield (1849-1938)). 4
'Trees in the Park' (1910, Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932)). 5
'Girl in a wood' (2010, Whistler Etching Project).
'Girl in a wood' is a descriptive title, used because although the girl has not been identified she is central to the composition.
Greenwich Park, the oldest enclosed Royal Park, now covers some 183 acres. It is on a hill over the river Thames, with splendid views over the city, and incorporates the old Royal Observatory and Queen's House. Avenues with mature trees (The Avenue, Great Cross Avenue, and Blackheath Avenue) and many smaller walks cross the park, and in the north-eastern corner is 'The Wilderness' (a deer park).
6: Mansfield, op. cit.; F. S. Haden, Sub-Tegmine, etching and drypoint, 1859; the title is from Virgil's Eclogue 1 ('Tityre, tu patulae recubans sub tegmine fagi').