Ernest Parton (1845–1933)
The Lily Pond, 1891
Oil on canvas, 42 x 60 1/8 in.
Signed lower left: Ernest Parton 1891
Provenance: Arvest Galleries, Boston; private collection, Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Most likely painted in England, The Lily Pond depicts a solitary figure in a rowboat floating in a pond filled with a profusion of lily pads. The landscape in the background is rendered in a brushy, Barbizon style, while the foreground elements of flowers and reeds are meticulously detailed.