Music & Song
Music & Song
Music & Song
Music & Song
Music & Song

MARY ADSHEAD (1904-1995)

Music & Song

1927 United Kingdom

Offered by Sarah Colegrave

£6,000 gbp
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Adshead attended the Slade School of Fine Art. She and Rex Whistler won the joint first prize in the Slade’s Summer painting competition in 1924 and as a result Henry Tonks arranged for them to undertake a joint mural commission at the Highway Boys’ Club in London’s East End. From then on she began to receive a steady stream of mural commissions, most importantly those for Lord Beaverbrook’s dining room (1928) and the Bank Underground Station (1929). She was soon established as a painter, decorator, painter of murals and illustrator, designing posters for London Underground, decorations for the British Pavilion at the 1937 Paris International Exhibition and designed stamps for the General Post Office. She exhibited at the Royal Academy, New English Art Club, Society of Women Artists and Goupil Gallery.
Dimensions
Height 51.00 cm (20.08 inches)
Width 40.50 cm (15.94 inches)
External Height 65.00 cm (25.59 inches)
External Width 52.00 cm (20.47 inches)
Stock Code
2026
Medium
Tempera on canvas
Signed/Inscribed
A pair, both signed and dated 1927
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Sarah Colegrave
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