Period: An artist's journey

[The tower by the river] [The tower by the river]
painted in France, 1923
watercolour with pencil on paper
not signed, not dated
private collection

In Italy, Bowen saw the works of Fra Angelico and began to explore alternatives to the tonal value system she had earlier been taught:

I found this method still in vogue in the first art school I [had] attended in London. It is not the method which I now follow, and I could wish that I had had an architectural rather than a photographic sense developed in those early lessons. It would have saved a lot of time.