The son of a stained-glass artist, Frampton taught drawing, painting, stained glass, mosaic and mural painting at the London School of Arts & Crafts. He exhibited widely from the early 1890s, painting decorative landscapes with symbolist or religious themes, often with a strong Pre-Raphaelite influence.
Cumberland Idyll was exhibited in 1921, with the following verse:
Where still mountains reach still sky,
Where small stones ‘neath great rocks lie,
White and blue the gentians grew,
Where brown water turns to blue,
Where green blades the stones looked through,
Maiden found her fair self drown’d
As reflected stars are drown’d.
Frampton died in an accident in a Paris hotel in 1923, not long before a planned one-man exhibition in London.
Where to see this painting?
Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery
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