A Feeling of Longing and Sadness
Walter Urwick studied at the Royal College of Art and at the Royal Academy schools from 1882. He exhibited at the RA from 1887. Urwick won a bronze medal from the Society des Artistes Francais in 1913 and he was a member of the Art Workers' Guild. Between 1890 and 1896 Urwick exhibited 9 works at the Walker as part of the Liverpool Autumn Exhibition. The original frame for this work had an extended title on the reverse: 'A Feeling of longing and sadness that is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only as the mist resembles the rain.' This is a slight misquotation from 'The Day is Done', a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882).