JESSICA HAYLLAR - 'House Cleaning' - Oil on Canvas
JESSICA HAYLLAR - 'House Cleaning' - Oil on Canvas
JESSICA HAYLLAR - 'House Cleaning' - Oil on Canvas

JESSICA HAYLLAR - 'House Cleaning' - Oil on Canvas

1882 England

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JESSICA HAYLLAR was the eldest daughter of James Hayllar RBA (1829 – 1920), a father of nine children. Jessica became a painter of figurative subjects, especially children and flower studies. She studied under her father and first exhibited in 1879. From 1880 – 1915 she exhibited 37 works at the Royal Academy; seven at the Royal Society of Artists Birmingham; one at the Dudley Gallery; one at the Fine Art Society; seven at the Walker Art Gallery Liverpool; three at Manchester City Art Gallery, fourteen at the Royal Society of British Artists, eight at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and six at Arthur Tooth & Sons Gallery. This charming early work is filled with delightful details, such as the doorbell placed high up the wall so children could not pull it.

Works Hayllar painted between 1880 and 1900 are largely domestic scenes of everyday life at her father’s house, Castle Priory in Wallingford Berkshire. Both her figures and interiors are observed with great naturalness and charm; her models were mostly members of the family - she had three sisters: Edith, Mary and Kate, who all became painters. She also painted local characters from the village.

In 1899 she is recorded as living at Red Holme, Cambridge Road, Bournemouth.

In about 1900 she was crippled by an accident and thereafter painted only flower pictures and especially azaleas.

Jessica Hayllar died in 1940.
Victorian Painters – Christopher Wood, British Artists 1880 – 1940, Benezit
Height 18.50 inch (46.99 cm)
Width 17.00 inch (43.18 cm)
Stock Code
Oil on board
Signed & dated 1882
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