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RARE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING BY MILLICENT ETHELDREDA GRAY 1873-1957
RARE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING BY MILLICENT ETHELDREDA GRAY 1899-1911 OF A YOUNG BOY KNELT BESIDE HIS TOY HORSE AND CART. THE PAINTING MEASURES 45CM X 32CM (17.5" X 12.5"). THE MEDIUM IS WATERCOLOUR OVER TRACES OF PENCIL, SIGNED BOTTOM RIGHT HAND SIDE "M ETHELDREDA GRAY 1938" COMES IN A GILT WOOD GLAZED FRAME MEAURING 62CM X 49CM WITH NON-REFLECTIVE GLASS. MILLICENT ETHELDREDA GRAY WAS BORN IN LONDON IN 1873, SHE STUDIED AT THE COPE AND NICOL SCHOOL AND AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY SCHOOLS. AS AN ILLUSTRATOR SHE WORKED IN WATERCOLOUR FOR RATHER EXPENSIVELY PRODUCED BOOKS WITH TIPPED-IN COLOUR PLATES. HER ILLUSTRATIONS WERE IN A CLOSELY-WORKED STYLE, WITH FURNISHINGS AND SETTINGS CAREFULLY DEPICTED. HER BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDE "A BOOK OF CHILDREN'S VERSE" (1911), "PRINCESS MARY'S GIFT BOOK" (1914), "THE QUEEN'S GIFT BOOK" (1915), AND "LITTLE WOMEN" (1922). HER WORK IS HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER BY COLLECTORS. ONE OF HER PAINTINGS OF THE SAME SIZE SOLD AT SOTHEBY'S IN JANUARY 2006 FOR £6000 (SEE LAST TWO PHOTOGRAPHS) WILL BE POSTED WORLD WIDE FULLY TRACKED.
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