Windsor Great Park

LL 3568


Lever purchased this painting and 'The Edge of the Wood' (LL 3727) as a pair, and they both seem generally characteristic of Stark’s Windsor period, 1840 – 1850. Both canvases have an unpainted strip at the bottom. Additionally, this painting has an unpainted strip of 2cm at the top, corresponding with the arched shape of the frame. This suggests that the two works were not originally intended to be a pair. It seems likely that this painting was started on a slightly larger canvas, and was left unfinished so that the two works could be marketed as companions. This idea is supported by the inclusion of a female figure in a red outfit with a black bonnet in both pictures.