Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - Mary Adshead: Clown training a circus monkey and two horses, c. 1940

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Mary Adshead:
Clown training a circus monkey and two horses, c. 1940

Framed (ref: 5401)

Gouache on grey paper, squared in pencil, 6 x 14 3/4 in. (15.2 x 37.5 cm.)

Tags: Mary Adshead leisure Murals ex catalogue



Provenance: The Artist's family

This is possibly a design for  the frieze of a children's nursery.  Along with Barbara Jones Adshead was the most signifcant woman muralist of her generation.  Adshead trained at the Slade where, significantly, she won joint first price with Rex Whislter in 1924. They both went on to work on their own murals at the Highways boys club in Shadwell.  Adshead was subsequently preoccupied with commissions for murals throughout her whole career.


 


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