The Landlady’s Daughters, Llanbedre, near Harlech, c. 1941
Unframed (ref: 7302)
Oil on canvas board
Provenance: Sally Hunter; August 1987; David Abbott
Exhibited; Sally Hunter Fine Art, Summer Exhibition, August 1987
Literature: Clough, Mathew/ Compton, Ann, Earthly delights Mary Adshead 1904-1995, University of Liverpool Art Gallery, 2005
Adshead frequently went on family holidays and sketching trips in Wales. In 1934, working alongside Eric Ravilious, she painted murals in the Colwyn Bay Pier Pavilion. During the War she spent summer holidays with her children at Barmouth, a seaside resort on Cardigan Bay, North Wales. The Landlady's Daughters dates to the same period as the Imperial War Museums Troops Riding into Barmouth
Working at a time when expectations of women were still largely confined to issues of domesticity Adshead's prodigious professional output was noteworthy.