Maria Cowell nee Sayer
|Artist Name||Maria Cowell nee Sayer|
|Title||Portrait of Decima Moore|
|Description||A fine, circa 1907, Edwardian pencil / charcoal drawing. Executed by Maria Cowell nee Sayer, it depicts a portrait of Decima Moore - an actress and Suffragette. A very striking and fascinating portrait of a young woman painted by an artist who exhibited her works at the Walker Art Gallery Liverpool. In excellent condition.
Lilian Decima, Lady Moore-Guggisberg, CBE, better known by her stage name Decima Moore, was an English singer and actress, known for her performances in soprano roles with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company and in musical comedies. She was the youngest of ten siblings. Her sister, actress Eva Moore, was the mother of actress Jill Esmond, the first wife of Laurence Olivier.
|Provenance||South England collection.|
|Medium||Charcoal/pencil on paper|
|Size||25 x 18 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a gallery frame, 30 inches by 24 inches approx.|
|Condition||In excellent condition.|