Edgar Barclay (British, 1842 – 1913)

The Two Frightened Sisters

Edgar Barclay (British, 1842 – 1913) “The Two Frightened Sisters” Signed ‘E. Barclay’ bottom right, oil on canvas. 36 1/2 x 48 1/2 in.

British Painter; Etcher; Illustrator. – In Rome 1871. He enjoyed a distinguished and prolific career as a painter of genre scenes and landscapes. From the late 1860s he divided his time between London and Italy. In Rome he became friendly with Giovanni Cossa and exhibited with him in 1874. Later in life he became somewhat obsessed with Stonehenge, and painted many paintings of the monument, he also wrote and illustrated books on the subject.