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Wimbledon Common

wimbledon commonA wonderfully peaceful scene in autumn with cattle drinking around the edge of Rushmere pond, and the houses and large trees lining Westside in the background.  At this date there were two artists called Elizabeth Phillips painting in the area. One was the daughter of the Rev. John Sidney, married to Courtenay Mansel Phillips (1801-1875) grandson of Benjamin Bond Hopkins of The Grange, Wimbledon. The other, who exhibited widely, came from a family of artists and lived in Stockwell. The former seems to be the most likely painter of this watercolour.

wimbledon common