Amy Julia Drucker (1873-1951)
|Artist Name||Amy Julia Drucker (1873-1951)|
|Title||Family Portrait in Market|
|Description||This charming early twentieth century Post Impressionist portrait oil painting is by British Jewish female artist Amy Julia Drucker. Of German descent, Drucker was born in England in 1873. In the foreground of the painting is a portrait of a tight knit family group of a mother and father and five young children. Their gaze and focus is on each other rather than their surrounds. They are in a covered market with vegetable stalls and numerous figures beyond. The London skyline can be seen through the market windows. Although painted in a muted palette, the family stand out in their reds and blues and there is the vivid green of vegetables on a stall. The market is believed to be Whitechapel - Marchment Street. This painting is a real conversation piece as one imagines who the little family are and their circumstances. A charming painting by a talented British Jewish female artist. A similar later variant titled For He Had Great Possessions is with the Ben Uri Gallery.
Signed lower right.
James Bourlet Exhibition transit label verso. It is ascribed verso that this was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1914 as A Street Market Whitechapel.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||28 x 24 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a complementary frame 35 inches by 31 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Amy Julia Drucker (1873-1951) was a British artist and educator of Jewish descent. The daughter of a wine merchant from Germany, she was born in London and grew up in Hampstead. She was educated at St John's Wood Art School and the Lambeth School of Art. She had a studio in Bloomsbury. Besides paintings, watercolours and pastels, she also produced lithographs, miniatures, woodcut prints, drawings and etchings. She exhibited her work regularly from 1888 to 1939 at various venues in England, including 12 times at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.|