Sir Walter Russell The Amber Beads exhibited 1926

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Artwork details

Artist
Title
The Amber Beads
Date Exhibited 1926
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 749 x 622 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by R. Just Boyd through the Art Fund 1926
Reference
N04188
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N04188 THE AMBER BEADS c. 1926

Inscr. ‘W Russell’ b.r.
Canvas, 29 1/2×24 1/2 (75×62).
Presented by R. Just Boyd through the National Art-Collections Fund 1926.
Exh: R.A., 1926 (15).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1926, p.23; N.A.C.F. Report 1926, 1926, p.39.

Though exhibited at the Royal Academy as ‘The Amber Beads’ this was reproduced in the Royal Academy Illustrated as ‘The Artist's Wife’. Russell married Lydia, daughter of William Nelson Buston, of Woodburn Green, Buckinghamshire, in 1900. She sat for a number of his pictures and died in 1944.

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

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