Artist: James Hayllar (1829 - 1920) British artist
Hayller was born in Chichester in 1829. He attended Cary’s Art School in 1842 (his family were not overly happy, not many seem to be!) then went off to the continent to paint. On his return to Britain he exhibited at the Royal Academy in the literary and historical genre. However in 1866 he started a series of hugely popular genre studies of children. The first of these was “Miss Lily's Carriage stops the Way”, in which a child has her cloak adjusted before her first party. This was followed by a series of painting with children as the subject.
His children Edith, Jessica, Mary and Kate were also artists—all trained by their father. His wife, Edith Phoebe Cavell (1827-1899) was aunt to Edith Cavell (1865-1915), a nurse during World War One.
Miss Lily's carriage stops the way
I love the way the brown dress falls to the ground with all those folds of fabric
Centre of attention
The little girl is the artists daugher
Edith Hayllar (1860-1948) and her sister Jessica (1858-1940) were the best known of the sisters and they tended to painted their surrounding at their home in Berkshire. Edith was known for her more sporty paintings, such as the one below "A summer shower" which has put a stop to a tennis match. After Edith was married in 1900, she ceased to paint.
Jessica's painting, in contrast, were often quiet scenes of home, such as the one here of her hallway. Jessica was crippled in an accident in 1900 and from them on only painted flower pieces.
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