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Laura Clunas (1863-1936)
The Goose girl,
oil on canvas
21 x 17 inches
Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1899 ?(see note below)
This bucolic scene is more than likely the painting exhibited by Clunas at the Royal Academy in 1899 entitled, A child of Brittany (no.501).
Laura Barbara Sutherland Clunas trained under Sir Hubert von Herkomer at his art school in Bushey whose alumni included Arnesby Brown, Algernon Talmage and Lucy Kemp-Welch. It was also where she was to meet her future husband, Harry Fidler.
They lived for a time at Teffont Magna before ultimately settling at the White House, Stoke, near Andover.
She exhibited extensively during her lifetime at the Royal Academy, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Society of Women Artists.
The work of her husband, Harry Fidler is also available on this site: