Born in Austria, Marianne Stokes (1855-1927) settled in England after her marriage to Adrian Scott Stokes, the landscape painter, whom she had met in Pont-Aven.They lived in St Ives, Cornwall where Marianne was a member of the Newlyn School, and her husband was a pivotal member of the early St Ives colony and first president of their Arts Club.
Marianne was later inspired by the Pre-Raphaelite movement, and she painted flat compositions in tempera and gesso, her paintings giving the impression of being frescoes on plaster surfaces. She regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy. During the late 1880s she moved on from rural naturalism, as shown in The Frog Prince, which is taken from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of a frog who tranforms into a prince.
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