Elizabeth Bridge (1912-1996)

Artist Name Elizabeth Bridge (1912-1996)
Title Michaelmas
Size 24 x 20 inches
Medium Oil on Panel
Condition Fine gallery condition
Biography Elizabeth Bridge (1912-1996) was a painter in oil and watercolour of still-life, figures and landscapes, sometime with a pattern element. At the age of 17 she gained a scholarship to Hornsey School of Art. Bridge began her career by carrying out small commissions and illustrations for newspapers, before concentrating on painting. She painted in a realist style and it was her paintings of flower studies where she excelled- painting wonderful studies of flowers with a fresh and vibrant palette. In 1947, she is recorded as living in Charlbury, Oxon and it was in that year that she first exhibited at the Royal Academy. She went on to exhibit in London at the Royal Academy until 1966, by which time she had moved to Moreton-in-the-Marsh in Gloucestershire. Bridge was a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and the Royal Institute of Painters in Oil-Colours. She also exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Society of Women Artists and she gained an Honourable Mention at the Paris Salon. Many of Elizabeth Bridge’s flower paintings and some of her portraits were reproduced. A group of her paintings were sold at Christie’s South Kensington a year after her death in 1997.
Description An original oil on panel by British artist Elizabeth Bridge who exhibited throughout her career. This stunning oil is a bold, adventurous and confident still life floral bouquet. It is entitled 'Michaelmas' which is associated with 29th September, the feast of Michael and All Angels and marks the beginning of autumn, hence the autumnal display. Painted by a very talented British listed female artist. This is an expressive delight. Painted in 1954 and in fine condition. The painting was exhibited at The Royal Academy in 1954 and retains the label verso. A very colourful and vibrant painting.
Signed and titled verso on Royal Academy label.

 
Provenance Midlands and family estate.
The Royal Academy 1954 Number 290

 
Frame Housed in a Bourlet gallery frame excellent condition 31 inches by 27 inches. Gallery condition.
Price £2,200
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