Margaret Pope, Robert’s aunt known as Meggie, lived next door to Robert’s parents in Mount Denson. She was Robert’s most ardent and supportive patron. Here she is seen in the distance walking her dog silhouetted against the river, while one of her cats crouches in the bushes studying an inattentive blue jay. Meggie was a great animal lover and, besides her pet dogs and cats, she also fed the birds. Robert made a number of studies for this image and invited Meggie to participate with suggestions and ideas.
Margaret Pope in a landscape with animals