'Girl with Butterflies', early 1900s, Frances MacDonald McNair
Pencil, watercolour and gold paint on vellum
s.b.l.: ‘FRANCES MACNAIR’
22.4 x 32.2 (8 7/8 x 12 3/4) (sight)
This previously undocumented watercolour, complete with its original frame, typifies Frances Macdonald’s work of the early 1900s.
The romantic heroine of the late 1890s has been replaced by a delicate, inscrutable creature who inhabits an incorporeal world.