Robert Fowler (Scottish, 1853-1926)

‘Classical maiden picking roses’, 1883

56.3/4 x 32.3/8in. (framed)

Signed and dated ‘Robert Fowler, 1883’ (upper right)


Condition: There are a number of partially repaired tears and creases, there has been some overpainting.  It may require some work.  It is in a gilded composite frame, a gilt slip and white mount behind glass.  It would benefit reframing though the gilt slip is in better condition than the frame.

Robert Fowler was a Scottish painter who painted classical scenes and landscapes.  He studied at the Heatherly school of Fine art and the Kensington Schools, spending much of the time in the British Museum, taking a particular interest in the Elgin marbles.  He spent much of his professional life in Liverpool exhibiting works in the Royal Academy London and designed poster’s for the Walker Gallery.  He moved to London in the early 1900’s and had a studio in Tite Street, Chelsea.  He became a member of the Royal Institute of painters in watercolours (RI) in 1891.  His style also has elements of symbolism and Japonism.   The price reflects the condition of the work