Mary Adshead: Gladstone & Venus, 1931 - on Mary Adshead

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Mary Adshead:
Gladstone & Venus, 1931

Framed (ref: 7759)
Inscribed with title, dated; inscribed to reverse Gladstone following Venus of Chrystal Palace
Pen and ink, pencil, gouache, watercolour and pen and ink on paper
12 5/8 x 8 5/8 (32 x 22 cm), irregular

Tags: Mary Adshead gouache ink pen and ink pencil watercolour allegory life drawing men women PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST



Provenance: Sylvester Bone


Literature: Clough, Mathew/ Compton, Ann, Earthly delights Mary Adshead 1904-1995, University of Liverpool Art Gallery, 2005, p 32


The 1930's marked  a particularly productive and successful decade for Adshead.  In 1930 she   held a solo show at the Goupil Gallery, and was elected a member of the New English Art Club that year. 

In 1931 Adshead began a series of drawings and watercolours of the Crystal Palace, London. She exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy  and with the Women's International Art Club from the mid-1930s.She and Bone produced murals for Cunard's liner Queen Mary in 1935-6




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