Diana Baskervyle-Glegg. 'The Painted Garden' The art of Beatrice Parsons. Country Life. March 19th, 1987. pp. 68-70.
Peter Cormack [William Morris Gallery]. Karl Parsons. Catalogue of exhibition held at the William Morris Gallery 24th October 1987 -12th March 1988. pp. 1, 4.
Sketchbook, bound in brown cloth, stamped in gilt. Sketches on front cover, containing preliminary sketches for pictures, figurative sketches and designs. Including figure studies, portraits, a preliminary watercolour study for a picture of an angel, Biblical scenes.
Beatrice Emma Parsons was trained as a painter at the Royal Academy Schools, and from 1889 exhibited at the R.A. summer exhibitions. Her early pictures, such as 'The Annunciation' (for which May Morris, daughter of William Morris, posed as the Virgin Mary) were often of religious subjects, but she is best known today as a watercolour painter, mainly of flowers and gardens. Beatrice was also part of the William Morris circle and encouraged her younger (and now more famous) brother, Karl Parsons, to take up stained glass designing in the studio of Christopher Whall.