About this artwork

Walton is often associated with the Symbolist movement owing to the clear influences of her friend and teacher, the Scottish Symbolist artist, John Duncan (1866-1945). While Walton visited Duncan’s studio to learn etching, the two discussed their thoughts on the French Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) . The enchantress was a central theme in Moreau’s work. His paintings often depicted one of two types of enchantress; the radiant enchantress and the fatal enchantress who were symbolically opposed to one another.

  • title:
    Enchantress and Weeping Girl
  • accession number:
    GMA 3729
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  • materials:
    Etching on paper
  • date created:
    About 1908
  • measurements:
    14.80 x 10.20 cm (paper size: 17.40 x 11.40 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1993
  • copyright:
    © The Family of the Artist

Cecile Walton

Cecile Walton