Miles Birket-Foster, ‘The Thatched Cottage’, Watercolour, later 19th century


Birket-Foster, Miles: ‘The Thatched Cottage’, country cottage garden, with a child feeding a cat, another just arriving, and a parent in the open doorway.

Signed in red with FB monogram lower left,

in original ornate Victorian frame & mount,

Circa 1880.

fair condition with some fading & browning evident



some fading & discolouration, frame with some small losses.


frame 51x42cm, visible work 31x22cm


An old Sotheby & Co label to the reverse, along with a catalogue entry: 177. Water Colour: "The Thatched Cottage" / A valuable study by the World Famous Artist / BIRKETT FOSTER ' Moles Birket-Foster was an English artist of great repute in the Victorian era. He began as an illustrator, creating engravings for magazines such as Punch and the Illustrated London News. He taught himself watercolour painting, and became an associate & regular exhibitor at the Old Watercolour Society (later the Royal Watercolour Society). He was good friends with the Pre-Raphaelits including Burne-Jones and William Morris. His obituary in 1899 described him as 'certainly the most popular water-colour artist of our time'....

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