Mary Elizabeth Hamilton (1875-1956)
|Artist Name||Mary Elizabeth Hamilton (1875-1956)|
|Description||This beautiful early 20th century Impressionist oil painting is by well exhibited Scottish artist Mary Elizabeth Hamilton. Painted circa 1918 we believe the scene is a visit to a country house near Edinburgh, used for convalescence in WW1. The recovering men can be seen in their 'hospital blues' and with their walking sticks as they talk to their visitors and walk in the grounds. The group in the foreground includes a woman in her finery and a little boy looking at his father. They stand in the shade whilst in the midground a lady shelters under a parasol from the bright sunshine and Hamilton has captured the heat of a summers day. The huge trees provide shelter and privacy from the outside world as the injured men try to recover. Signed lower right.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||30 x 40 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a fine frame, 50 inches by 40 inches, in good condition|
|Biography||Mary Elizabeth Hamilton (1875-1956). Born Skene, Aberdeenshire Scotland, Hamilton studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London and lived there for a time circa 1908 before returning to Murtle in Aberdeenshire. Hamilton painted landscapes, florals, portraits and figurative works in oil and watercolour.
Exhibited Royal Academy 5, Royal Scottish Academy 2, Royal Institute of Painters in watercolours 2, Scottish Society of Women Artists 1, Liverpool 20, Glasgow Institute 5 and Aberdeen Artists Society 1896-1937. Hamilton is represented in Aberdeen Art Gallery.