Church of the Salute, Venice c. 1920
Conte with bodycolour
A lovely atmospheric rendering of old Venice in the early evening.
With her confident palette and deft brushwork, Mary Pollitt, the artist, has captured a perfect moment in the waking Venetian twilight.
Past auction record
Artist: POLLITT, Mary E ( 20th C) British
Title: Still life of sweet peas in vase
Medium: Oil Painting
Size: 17" x 20"
Sale: Sotheby's London, UK 26-August-1991
Sold for: $ 4704
Details: Scottish & Sporting Oil Paintings & Watercolours
Lot Number: 1145, Illustrated
Excellent original condition, no stains, fading or foxing.
Mary Pollitt was a Scottish landscape painter (born in Edinburgh) who studied art in Glasgow, London and Paris.
She travelled widely in Southern Europe, painting and sketching in Italy, Spain and Morocco during the late teens and early twenties of the twentieth century.
Mary Pollitt was a member of, and exhibited at the Society of Women Artists and the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts.
Between 1927 and 1939 Mary Pollitt exhibited nine paintings at the Royal Scottish Academy and seventeen works at the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.
Throughout the 1930's and just prior to the outbreak of the second world war, she showed a total of fifty-five pieces with England's Walker Gallery.
ref: ~ Johnson, J. and Greutzner, A.
Dictionary of British Art, Vol 5.
Woodbridge: A.C.C., rev. ed. 1994
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