Stannard, Lilian of Bedford (1877 - 1944)
About Stannard, Lilian of Bedford (1877 - 1944)
"MANNOR HOUSE", watercolor on paper, signed lower left.
10" x 14", overall size is 18" x 21".
Stannard, Lilian (1877 - 1944). Painter. Best known as a painter of English country gardens. Worked in the style of George Samuel Elgood, Alfred Parsons and Beatrice Parsons, producing watercolor studies of idyllic country gardens. Belonged to a family of painters. A native of Bedfordshire, she was the daughter of painter Henry Stannard R. B. A. Was aunt to painter Theresa Stannard and sister of Henry John Stannard (1870-1951), also a painter. Held exhibitions of watercolors of gardens at the Mendoza Gallery. Also exhibited at Ackermann’s and Walker’s. Queen Mary admired her work, as she did Lady Ludlow who commissioned her to paint the gardens at Luton Hoo. She painted gardens of Cambridge colleges. Became Mrs Silas and had two daughters. Based in Bedfordshire and London during her career. Exhibited at the Society of Women Artists (1908), Royal Academy (1902-30) and Walker Art gallery, Liverpool. Also painted scenes of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Works illustrated in The Studio and Windsor magazine. Exhibited works included: A Petal-strewn Path, Summer’s Wealth and Flowers of Middle Summer.