original artwork of this image comprises the initial watercolour
compromised by the later addition of the foreground rushes added
immediately prior to its being copied by Havell. These
additional rushes, which were painted using an oil-based paint
(cheap house paint purchased in a nearby London hardware store
apparently), have since turned a grim, dark olive green-brown colour,
illustrating the danger of relying upon original artwork
(reproductions available elsewhere for $10,000) in
determining colours during restoration.
to this image is redrafted as shown on the original print, the
lack of an uppercase 'b' or the absence of the hyphen is not a
mistake. The amazing depth of fine detail in this image only
becomes easily visible to the naked eye in the larger of the two
sized prints offered.