Helen Allingham (1848 - 1926)

Studies of a girl in red headscarf (1901)

This is a remarkable peice by Helen Allingham. It is unique because it was a departure of style and place. This study of a girl was completed during Allingham's short tour of Italy (though she mostly stayed in Venice). The bright and bold colour of the scarf draws the viewer into the image. This is our only example of this short period in Allingham's artistic life. This new style of painting was not as successful as her infamous and iconic English cottages.