A Girl Skipping

Mary Potter (1900 - 1981)

Oil on canvas

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Finland
    City: Helsinki
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Born in Beckenham, Kent, Mary Potter studied at the local art school. She studied at the Slade School of Art (1918–20) and exhibited with the 7 and 5 Society. Having painted portraits, after 1924, she focused on still life and landscapes. Living in Chiswick in the 1930s, she raised her family and had solo exhibitions. She briefly left London during the War. In 1951, Potter moved to Aldeburgh, Suffolk, and met musicians, Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears. A retrospective was held in London (Whitechapel, 1964) followed by other solo and group shows. Potter’s 80th birthday was celebrated with a Tate exhibition (1980) and a Serpentine Gallery exhibition (1981). She won a John Moores Liverpool Exhibition prize shortly before her death in 1981.
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  • Details
    Title
    A Girl Skipping
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 46.00 cm, width: 56.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Leicester Galleries, November 1964
    Inscription
    none
    Provenance
    Collection of Mrs C. M. Hutton; from whom purchased by Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by Ministry of Works in December 1964
    GAC number
    6764