Frederick Walker, 'Autumn'

Frederick Walker, 'Autumn'

Frederick Walker (1840-1875)
'Autumn'
Signed and dated 1865
Watercolour
Museum no. P.3-1911
Given by the executors of Sir William Agnew Bt

The young woman here appears older than in the print. It seems probable that Walker is referring not only to the passage of the seasons, but also to the passage of human life. The apple and tree have biblical connotations of Eve and the Tree of Knowledge.