Papers of and relating to Anne Estelle Rice


collection owner: Anne Estelle Rice, ‘Papers of and relating to Anne Estelle Rice’ 1884–1997

Material from this collection available to view online, includes illustrated postcards, sent from Anne Estelle Rice to her young son, David Drey, as well as a cache of beautifully illustrated and colourful costume designs by her for theatre productions, such as Othello, Macbeth and A Twelfth Night dating from the 1930s. These papers provide a valuable insight into the opportunities and challenges faced by a women artist working in the early twentieth century in Paris and then London. Further material from this collection can be searched on the online catalogue, notably early sketchbooks showing her development as a talented draughtswoman, and correspondence with her husband, the theatre critic, Raymond Drey, and influential individuals, such as Katherine Mansfield and J. D. Fergusson.

Collection Owner
Anne Estelle Rice 1877 – 1959
Tate Archive
Eleven sketchbooks purchased from Mrs Gill Drey with the remaining papers donated by Mrs Drey, December 2009.
TGA 200920

149 objects in this collection

Illustrated postcards from Anne Estelle Rice and O. Raymond Drey to David Drey
These cards include illustrations of trains, cars, buses, boats, aeroplanes, animals, buildings and landscapes by Anne Estelle Rice, and were sent to her son, David Drey, aged 4, while she and her husband, O. Raymond Drey were travelling, presumably on the Continent. The cards also include a message of greeting or amusing story about the accompanying illustration and are signed 'Love Daddy and Mummy'.
TGA 200920/1/4/2

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