He was skilled in rendering figures almost always in decorative period costume be it a classical Grecian maid or a Georgian beauty and in addition appears to have executed a number of pleasing scenes with figures skating in a frozen winter landscape. The present painting is typical of his romantic period costume pieces with a sentimental narrative.
Arnold exhibited at the Royal Academy in London from 1876 with twenty-four works (titles include “The Spanish Duelist”, “An Eastern Guard”, and “Nausicaa Directs Ulysses to the City”).
He also exhibited at The Royal Society of British Artists of which he was elected Member, The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and elsewhere. Arnold is well known for his bronze of 1909 “Perseus freeing Andromeda”.
Works by this artist…
The Rendezvous( ref : 10625 )