Cantate Domini

WAG 7231


Little is known about Groves's life, but she was a regular exhibitor at the Liverpool Autumn Exhibition and the Royal Academy from 1885 until 1904. Her surviving paintings are historical and genre scenes, usually with young women in elaborate, historic dress, fairly typical of popular Victorian art. This drawing is no different in theme, although the use of monochrome means it is less gaudy and more subtle than Groves's finished paintings.