Myles Birket Foster, 'The Milkmaid'

Myles Birket Foster, 'The Milkmaid'

Myles Birket Foster (1825-1899)
'The Milkmaid'
Signed and dated 1860
Watercolour
Museum no. 520-1882
Bequeathed by John Jones

Many of Birket Foster's most popular works offer an idyllic view of rural England. In watercolour he is known for his stippling technique rather than broad brushstrokes. His choice of colour is usually fresh pastel shades that contribute to the unthreatening sweetness of the images.