Mary Attenborough studied at the Slade School of Art from 1918-21 and married the writer Stephen Potter in 1927. During the 1930s they lived at Chiswick where she painted views of the river. In 1951 they moved to the Red House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, selling it in 1957 to Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears. Mary Potter then lived in Crag House on the Aldeburgh sea front while a studio was built for her in the Red House garden. This is a view from Crag House, painted in Potter's distinctive pale and delicate colours.
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