Marjorie Lilly (1891-1980)
Portrait of a woman seated against a window; verso A town view by a river
signed 'Lilly' l.r., oil on panel
33 x 23.5cm
Marjorie Lilly was born in London and studied at the Slade, she met Walter Sickert in 1917 when she had a studio in the same building as him. They became closely associated and she used to accompany him on his quest to paint the perfect interior. Lilly exhibited widely at the Baillie Gallery, London Salon, New English Art Club and Royal Society of British Artists. Sadly, much of her work was destroyed when her flat was bombed during the Second World War. Lilly wrote ‘Sickert: The Painter and his Circle’, which was published in 1971.
Exhibited: Michael Parkin Fine Art Limited, 'The Sickert Women and the Sickert Girls', 1974, cat no. 73 (sold with a copy of the catalogue).
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Sold for £5,500
Examined under UV light, no obvious signs of retouching to the paint. Length-ways split to the panel on the right, which has been repaired - please see additonal images. Light surface scratches and light surface dirt.
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