Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - 20th Century British Art

Ethelbert White (1891 - 1972)   BIOGRAPHY

The Artist's Wife at her dressing table, circa 1916
Framed (ref: 1793)
Watercolour, 3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. ( 8 x 7 cm.)


Provenance: The Artist's Estate
In a gilded oak square section frame with broad bevelled gilded inner slip

This comes from a series of tiny coloured drawings, some done on the back of cigarette packets, from around 1916 when the artist was working as a conscientious objector on a farm in Deven.  The subject is almost certainly Betty, his wife - White rarely drew or  painted anyone else.

We are grateful to Hilary Chapman for her assistance.

Ethelbert White (1891 - 1972)

Landscape painter, poster designer, illustrator and wood engraver. Born 26 February 1891 at Isleworth. Studied at St John's Wood School of Art 191112. Exhibited at the London Group from 1916 (member the same year) and also at the N.E.A.C. from 1916 (member 1921). First one-man exhibition at the Paterson and Carfax Gallery 1921. A.R.W.S. 1933, R.W.S. 1939. Worked mainly in England but also in Ireland, the south of France and Spain. Illustrated several books, including C. W. Beaumont's Impressions of the Russian Ballet, IV, VI and VII, 1919, and The Story of My Heart by Richard Jeffries 1923.

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