Saturday, November 19, 2011

Stokes, Marianne Preindelsberger

The Passing Train
oil on canvas
61 x 76.2cm
Private collection

Marianne Prendlsberger Stokes (1855 – 1927) , born in Austria, settled in England after her marriage, was considered one of the leading artists in Victorian England.
She began exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1884. Her figure and "fancy" subjects demonstrated her charm, sensitivity and skill as a painter. She was an Associate of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours. She was a pleasant person whose work, with its "curiously subtle appeal, deserves remembrance." Having no children, she regularly travelled abroad with her husband (landscape painter) , frequently to the Tyrol. She had been ill for some time.