Maria Louisa Angus (1863-1934)

Artist Name Maria Louisa Angus (1863-1934)
Title Out of Mischief
Description This absolutely charming exhibited British Victorian oil painting is by female artist Maria Louisa Angus. Painted in 1891, it was exhibited at the Royal Academy that same year. The composition is an interior scene with two young girls on a sofa, looking at a picture book and keeping 'out of mischief' as it is entitled. The room holds an exotic mix of oriental objects and a gorgeous umbrella plant in a gleaming terracotta pot. The girls themselves are sat on a beautifully detailed fur throw, looking at a book, with a marine painting on the wall behind them. The brushwork and colouring are superb and the pink of the older girl's dress is picked up throughout the room. A really lovely painting by a very talented Victorian female artist.

Signed and dated M.L. Angus 1891 lower left.
Provenance Exhibited at the London, Royal Academy, 1891, no. 841 entitled Out of Mischief.
Anonymous, sale, Doyle, New York, May 20, 1998, lot 161, illustrated. Private collection, Newport, Rhode Island.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 27 x 20 inches
Frame Housed in a gilt frame, 34 inches by 27 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Maria Louisa Angus (1863 - 1934) was born in Southwark on 29th July 1863, the daughter of a printer.  She studied at the Lambeth School of Art in 1886 and established a studio at 1a Cowley Street in Westminster, later she worked out of Powers Studio in Ruskin House, Rochester Row. She specialised in genre subjects and some landscapes. She exhibited 10 pictures at the Royal Academy between 1888 and 1893 as well as many London Galleries and Societies. In 1913 she exhibited in the Anglo German Exhibition. Later in her life she taught art in Brighton, where she died on 11th February 1934.
Exhibited 1888-1912; Walker Gallery Liverpool, 7, London Salon 11, Manchester City Art Gallery 2, Royal Academy 10, Royal Society of British Artists 3, Royal Hibernian Academy 1, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours 10, Royal Institute of Oil Painters 1, Society of Women Artists 8.
Price £12000
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