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Eleanor Allen Moore

Flute Player

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Eleanor Robertson lived in Shanghai for several years whilst her husband held a post with the Department of Public Health there.

 

She spent much of her time there painting townscapes and the local people. These were informal portraits made whilst observing people at their work and daily business. This required her to work quickly and watercolour was an ideal medium for this.

 

Robertson was brought up in Ayrshire after her family moved there from Northern Ireland for her father to take up the post of Minister at Loudoun Parish Church. She went on to study at Glasgow School of Art and has sometimes been described as one of the 'Glasgow Girls'.

Materials/Media:
watercolour on card
Dimensions:
430 x 370mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
FA/a616
Digital Number:
EAFA237n
Copyright:
The Artist