|Monarch of the Glen by Maria A'Becket|
As readers of this blog may be aware, I've been researching and writing about this once-forgotten painter extensively - I've written about her here as well. The Flagler Museum in Florida has posted an article by a local newspaper about the find.
At approx. 24" x 45," the A'Becket painting, titled "Monarch of the Glen," which is on display at the Flagler Museum, is an important one if only for its size; Maria painted en plain air quite a bit, and she seems to have favored smaller-format artist board. It's a prime example of A'Becket's distinctive Americanized Barbizon-Impressionist landscape style.
|The Ponce de Leon under construction in St. Augustine|
About her own Diaz-inspired landscapes she wrote:
As it happens, I'm in Orlando this week, so if I can, perhaps I'll slip away for a tryst with Maria.