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Dorothea Sharp

( 1874 - 1955 )

Gathering flowers by the coast

Dorothea Sharp

( 1874 - 1955 )

Gathering flowers by the coast

  • Medium: Oil on panel

  • Signed: Signed lower left and lower right

  • Size: 15.00" x 17.50" (38.1cm x 44.5cm)

  • Framed Size: 21.00" x 23.50" (53.3cm x 59.7cm)

  • Dated: c. 1920

Additional information

  • Condition: Very good original condition

  • Provenance: Private collection - Canada

  • Literature: This work is double sided and has an accompanying finished painting on the reverse - see photos

Dorothea Sharp Biography

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Dorothea Sharp was a landscape, flower and figurative painter. She studied both in London and in Paris.

Dorothea Sharp studied art in Richmond before joining London's Regent Street Polytechnic, where her teachers included David Murray and George Clausen. She also studied in Paris where she was introduced to the work of the Impressionists and in particular Claude Monet. She was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (from 1907), the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (1922) and the Society of Women Artists (1908). She lived in London, working at studios in Maida Vale. In the 1920s and 1930s she travelled in France, Spain, Portugal and Italy. In 1928 she was appointed an honorary member of the St Ives Society of Artists and from 1940 to 1946 she settled in St Ives, where she produced many plein air paintings of beach scenes, notably including children.

Museum and Gallery Holdings

Bury (Mus. and AG): Children Bathing
Cardiff (National Mus. and Gal. of Wales): Girl with a Shrimp Net (oil on canvas); Over the Hills and Far Away (oil on canvas); At the Seaside (oil on canvas)
Leamington Spa (Mus. and AG): Where Children Play and Seagulls Fly (oil on canvas)
Newport (Mus.and AG): Sea Bathers (oil on canvas)
Oldham (Gal.): Paddlers
Rochdale (AG): Low Tide, St. Ives
Stoke-on-Trent (Potteries Mus. and AG): The Market, Cassis
Torquay (Torre Abbey Historic House and Gal.): On the Beach (oil on panel); The Flower Pickers (c. 1929, oil on panel)
Worthing (Mus. and AG): Spring Morning, Sussex Downs

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