Distant Thoughts (A young woman reading by the sea), 1892. Arthur Hopkins, RWS, RBC (British, 1848-1930). Watercolour.
Hopkins’ genre scenes of country life are in much the style of Helen Patterson Allingham. He was a member of the rising generation of illustrators influenced by du Maurier and William Small, and, as Forrest Reid remarks, was “a good draughtsman,” with “a strong dramatic sense, to which is added a sense of character.”