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Walter Dendy Sadler (1854-1923) - 1919 Engraving, Tea In The Garden



A charming engraving, executed by James Dobie, after the original by Walter Sadler. The idyllic scene shows a husband and wife at a table, laid for tea in their garden. The man hands a flower to his wife. The engraving has been inscribed with the publisher's details and date and the artist and engraver have signed in graphite to the lower edge. The paper has been blind stamped to the lower left corner and the artwork is presented in a handsome Victorian style frame with black lacquer and gilt details, a mount and glazing. On wove.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. There is some undulation to the wove at the lower edge. The mount has some discolouration and small watermarks to the right side. The frame has some light surface scuffing.


41 x 30cm (16.1" x 11.8")
Framed Size: 73.5 x 61.5cm (28.9" x 24.2")

Artist Biography

Walter Dendy Sadler was born in Dorking, a market town in Surrey in southern England, and brought up in Horsham, West Sussex, England. At age 16 he decided to become a painter and enrolled for two years at Heatherly's School of Art in London, subsequently studying in Germany under Burfield and Wilhelm Simmler.

He exhibited at the Dudley Gallery from 1872 and at the Royal Academy from the following year through to the 1890s. He was a member of the RBA, he also exhibited at the RA (Royal Academy). He painted contemporary people in domestic and daily life pursuits, showing them with comical expressions illustrating their greed, stupidity etc. His subjects were usually set in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth centuries with sentimental, romantic and humorous themes. Before painting a scene he would create elaborate settings in which local villagers would often pose as models. Indeed, as he often used the same props and models, these can sometimes be seen repeated in successive paintings in different guises. The home, the inn, the lawyers office, the garden and the golf course all provide subjects for his wit and clever social observation.

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Code qp684
Artist Walter Dendy Sadler (1854-1923)
Date 1919
Dimensions 41 x 30cm
Medium Engraving
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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