Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hayllar family

Jessica Hayllar [1858 - 1940]
[Tray of Roses]
oil on canvas
Mary Hayllar [fl. 1880 - 1885]
[The Sexton tolled his bell] 1883
oil on card, laid on board
James Hayllar (1829 - 1920) was a painter of portraits, landscapes and figure subjects often featuring pretty girls - of which he had four himself. He rented Castle Priory in Wallingford on the Thames where he lived with his daughters, Edith, Jessica, Kate and Mary. All exhibited at the RA alongside their father.


David said...

You might be interested to know that there's a special exhibition of Wallingford artists such as the Hayllars and their descendants in Wallingford Museum, Oxfordshire, UK until the end of November

Hermes said...

Thank you I can't drive that far now but I'm sure others would love to go.