About this artwork

Walton's small-scale portrait of his friend Joseph Crawhall shows him in a studio, a clay pipe in one hand, leaning against the back of a canvas. Bullfighting posters are attached to the canvas which is propped against another depicting a bull-fight. They allude to several of Crawhall's artistic preoccupations: Spain, Morocco and animals. The two artists met through Walton's brother Richard who married Crawhall's sister Judith. Walton's main interest was landscape painting but he was also a gifted portraitist and makes humorous reference to contemporary stylistic labelling in his inscription: 'Joe Crawhall the impressionist by E.A.Walton the realist'.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Joseph Crawhall, 1861 - 1913. Artist
  • date created:
    1884
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    74.30 x 36.80 cm; Framed: 87.50 x 50.00 x 5.50 cm / 9.00 kg
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Presented by Mrs E.A. Walton 1924
  • accession number:
    PG 971
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
  • subject:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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Edward Arthur Walton

Edward Arthur Walton