The Story Book. Charles Edward Wilson (English, 1854-1941). Watercolour.

Wilson’s career as a painter of rural subjects was defined when he saw the work of Frederick Walker at the Great Exhibition in Paris of 1879. He exhibited his first watercolour of the bucolic scenes by which he is best remembered in 1889. He exhibited thereafter mainly at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, and at the Royal Academy.