Antique Watercolour by Maude M Turner c.1900
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This is a beautiful watercolour by Maude M Turner entitled 'Ladies taking tea in a garden'.
Circa 1900, it is signed in the bottom right hand corner.
The painting depicts a very picturesque scene of two ladies enjoying their tea served in a colourful garden which is in full bloom. It is a very relaxed scene where the ladies try to catch up enjoying a sunny day outside.
It is a lovely painting.
Excellent - please refer to pictures.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 70 x Width 90 x Depth 2.5 - frame
Height 44 x Width 70.5 - painiting
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 4 inches x Width 2 feet, 11 inches x Depth 1 inch - frame
Height 1 foot, 5 inches x Width 2 feet, 4 inches - painiting
Unfortunately there are no records regarding Maude’s education or when, how and why she took up painting, but as an adult she exhibited prolifically from 1891 to 1908 at the ‘Dudley’ and ‘New Dudley Gallery’ London (50 paintings) the ‘Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours’ (2 paintings) the ‘Society of Women Artists’ also in London. (23 paintings)
A work entitled ‘Her First Sitting’ was selected for the 1903 Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. Maude worked and lived in London between 1891-1892.
She moved to Wimborne, Dorset in 1893, and took up residence at Melbury Lodge, most likely with her father who is recorded living there at one time. Melbury Lodge exists today and has been described by a local historian as an “unimposing private dwelling house”.
Maude Turner, who remained a spinster throughout her long life relocated to Kensington, London, in 1911, and died at Colehill Gardens, Bishop’s Park, Fulham, in 1947, aged 85
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
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