Cecile Walton

Enchantress and Weeping Girl

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
  • artist:
    Cecile Walton (1891 - 1956)
  • gallery:
  • object type:
  • 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