Frederick Walker (1840-1875)
Signed and dated 1865
Museum no. P.2-1911
Given by the executors of Sir William Agnew Bt
Although privately owned until 1911, Spring and its companion piece Autumn achieved great fame through reproduction and exhibitions. Spring was bought at auction in 1887 by Sir William Agnew of the celebrated firm of art dealers for a very high price. He believed it to be the finest watercolour produced by Walker.