Hilda Fearon

The Tea Party

1916

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 546 x 660 mm
frame: 684 x 802 x 80 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Algernon Talmage 1936
Reference
N04832

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Fearon studied at the Slade School of Art and in the Cornish fishing towns of St Ives and Newlyn, where many artists painted out of doors. Her paintings appeared at all the London venues for modern art in the years leading up to and during the first world war, also attracting attention in Glasgow, Dublin, Paris, Venice and Pittsburgh. Like many painters of the period, Fearon used Impressionism to depict contemporary life as transitory but knowable.

Gallery label, February 2010

Catalogue entry

N04832 THE TEA PARTY 1916
 
Inscr. ‘Hilda Fearon 1916’ b.r.
Canvas, 21 1/2×26 (54·5×66).
Presented by Algernon Talmage 1936.

Possibly the painting ‘Nanny, Bessie and John’ exhibited at the R.A., 1916 (149).

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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