Sir Walter Russell

The Amber Beads

exhibited 1926

Artist
Sir Walter Russell 1867–1949
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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