Ethel Louise Rawlins (1880 – 1940)

A Garden Below the South Downs

Oil on canvas
51 x 61 cm
Signed lower right.
Rawlins was a painter who studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and in Newlyn, Cornwall. She settled in Sussex in the early 1920s, and often painted the rolling hills of the Sussex landscape. Here, blue hills and a grey sky serve as the background for an extensive garden complete with stone urns, flowers, and slanting shadows created by the late afternoon sun.