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This picture was shown at the NEAC in 1902. It is clearly influenced by the work of the Dutch Old Masters in both subject and technique.
Mary McEvoy was a student at the Slade in the 1890s, taught by Henry Tonks and Fred Brown, who encouraged their pupils to exhibit with the Club. In 1902 she married the artist Ambrose McEvoy. A number of women artists exhibited at the NEAC from about the turn of the century, the selection committee evidently treating their work on an equal basis with that of their male colleagues.

September 1992