Elsie (Dorothea) Robertson:
Casement window with Staffordhire Figure, circa 1920
Unframed (ref: 5705)
Oil on canvas
18 x 22 ins.
Tags: Elsie (Dorothea) Robertson still lives
Provenance: Jas Wood's daughter.
Elsie Robertson was James Wood's mother-in-law
Called Dorothea, but known as Elsie by her
family, Robertson trained at the Royal Academy. Between 1931 and 1941 she exhibited 11 works at The Royal Academy, mostly still lives and interiors. Although she lived in Cheyne Row until 1940 from 1941 she is recorded as living at Garrards Farm, Uffington, Berks, where she went, presumably, to avoid the London blitz. This still life very possibly shows a view from one of the farm windows. At the Royal Academy of 1941 she exhibited Flowers in a window, (no 7).