'The Gift of Doves', James Herbert McNair

Fantastical scene with female figure at the centre with a male figure behind her and several children

Watercolour and wash with silver and gold paint on vellum
s. and d.b.r.: ‘J. HERBERT MACNAIR / 1904’
28.5 x 20.0 (11 3/16 x 7 15/16)
National Museums Liverpool (Walker Art Gallery)

In the early 1900s, the McNairs collaborated on the production of companion artworks such as this and 'Golden Heart|'.

The partnership followed that of the Macdonald sisters in the 1890s when the artists worked separately but to a pre-determined brief.