Duranty, Charles - He longed to join them but was too shy

Artist: Duranty, Charles
Materials: Watercolour
Dimensions (cm): 35 x 48
Signature: Signed lower right with artist's handwritten label verso
Frame: Good original gold frame with high quality Krystal Museum glass
Stock No: 1267
Price: £595
Provenance: Thackeray gallery; the estate of a collector

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Genre: Landscape, Humour


One of Duranty’s classic “imagined landscapes” with tiny figures involved in unguessable activities. Are the two figures centre left playing tennis? Is it the little fellow centre background who is so keen to join them? What is this place anyway? Can anyone solve these mysteries for us?