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Emily Eyres was a rare British portrait and genre painter. Exhibited at the Royal Academy 1899- 1904.Titles at the R.A. include ‘A Bachelor’,1899 and the present work in 1904. Lived in London.
Her later paintings were influenced by the British Impressionists and ‘Shadows’ beautifully captures this impressionism with broad brush strokes and lovely use of light and shade.
‘Shadows’ is an important work by Eyres and was exhibited at the London Royal Academy in 1904 (’Shadows’, No.792).