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Arthur George Walker RA, Tea in the Studio

Tea in the Studio, 1932

Arthur George Walker RA (1861 - 1939)

RA Collection: Art

In this painting the artist’s brother, Harold, is shown having tea in his brother’s studio. The extent of Walker’s output is clearly seen in this painting, with sculpture such as The Necromancer on the left, various portrait busts, the back view of his Diploma work, Grief, on the right, and the equestrian statue of John Wesley in the back studio.

Kineton Parkes wrote about Walker in 1931 and described him as ‘one of the greatest workers. His work is his life, and he has no interests outside it. He is never tired of carving with chisel or with knife, but if he should be without either he turns to painting in oils, or modelling in clay.’

Object details

Tea in the Studio
Object type
Oil on canvas

620 mm x 510 mm x 20 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
Bequeathed by Arthur George Walker RA 1939
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