FLOWERS IN A MEADOW and LADY MERCY MARTER.

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Lady Mercy Marter.

Lady Mercy Marter (aged 15 or 16), daughter of society beauty, socialist and social reformer Frances Evelyn Greville, 5th Countess of Warwick.

  • Medium: oil on canvas.
  • Dimensions: 1.58 x 2.36 m (3.7 m²).
  • History: dated 1920; exhibited 1923, Manchester Art Gallery; 1934, Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery; auctioned Christie’s 9 Nov 1968;  auctioned Christie’s, estate of Peter Langan (restaurateur and patron of the arts), 18 Dec 2012, est. £5,000-£7,000, sold £10,625, “Lady Mercy Marter (née Greville) (1904-1968) was the daughter of society beauty and socialist Frances Evelyn Greville, 5th Countess of Warwick. She was former wife of Basil Dean and Patrick Gamble and wife of Richard Marter.
  • Location: unknown.

The field on which the horse is standing is closely based on the study Flowers in a meadow, auctioned twice in 2016.

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Flowers in a meadow.

  • Medium: oil on canvas.
  • Dimensions: 533 x 635 mm (0.53 m²).
  • History: c. 1920, as the study appears related to the background in the portrait of Lady Mercy Marter; displayed Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, ‘Famous British Women Artists,’ “Lent by Sir Gerald and Lady Kelly,” 1953, est. £200-£400; auctioned John Nicholson’s, Haslemere, Surrey, 9 Mar 2016; John Nicholson’s (again), 23 Nov 2016, est. £80-£120, sold for £700.
  • Location: unknown.

 

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