Mildred Anne Butler

Mildred Anne Butler "Anemone Japonica" watercolour

Code: 10834


H: 15" (38.1 cm)W: 11" (27.9 cm)


Mildred Anne Butler RA RWS (1858 – 1941) was an Irish artist who worked mostly in watercolour, painting landscape, genre and animal subjects. She was born and spent most of her life in Kilmurry, Thomastown, County Kilkenny and was associated with the Newlyn School of painters.

She became a member of the Royal Academy in 1893. In 1896 one of her paintings was exhibited at the Royal Academy. She became an associate member of the Royal Watercolour Society in 1896 and was granted full membership in 1937. She was one of the first academicians elected by the Ulster Academy of Arts in 1930. 

"Anemone Japonica" is a lovely example. A watercolour measuring 11"x 15" it is signed and is framed in a gilt frame giving an overall size of 20"x 16". There are some nice old labels on the back, one giving the artist's details and address, the other for "A. W. Johnson, Kensington" Fine Art Dealer.