Women Only - Works on Paper

Over the past years, I and my colleagues in the art team have made a conscious attempt to address the omissions and erasures that are inherent in public art collections like that of the Laing Art Gallery and indeed within the canon of British art itself. With a particular focus on gender, this has manifested itself in a series of exhibitions, redisplays of the permanent collection and a refocusing of our acquisitions policy. It is therefore opportune that we are able to work in partnership with Liss Llewellyn on WOW: Women Only Works on Paper. Liss Llewellyn have long made it their mission to encourage the reappraisal of some of the less well-known figures of 20th-century art ñ who more often than not are women. In particular, their impressive publications and exhibitions have brought many women artists more mainstream attention.
Liss Llewellyn have drawn together over fifty works on paper from private collections. The selection includes a wide variety of works in a range of styles and of out- standing quality. The artists Vanessa Bell, Hilda Carline, Ithell Colquhoun, Winifred Knights and Paule VÈzelay are all represented, as well as other accomplished but less well-known artists. WOW will be shown concurrently with Challenging Convention which focuses on the work of Laura Knight, Gwen John, Vanessa Bell and Dod Procter.

Works Featured in this catalogue

Barbara Jones (1912 - 1978)
Mural design for the Royal Post Office, circa 1961
£24,000
Sold
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Small Grey Abstract, c. 1934
Forthcoming
Clare Leighton (1898 - 1989)
Hog Killing, BPL 514 1942
Frances Richards (1903 - 1985)
Hieratic Floral Figure, 1974
£975
Sold
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Cartoon for Scenes from the Life of Saint Martin of Tours
Sold
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Paradise,1921
Sold
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
The original cartoon for The Deluge, 1920
Reserved
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Self Portrait, 1925
Rachel Reckitt (1908 - 1995)
Cubist Figure
£1,800
Kathleen Guthrie (1905 - 1981)
Original Design for White, Red and Blue Circles in Square, c. 1939
£6,750
Forthcoming
Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
Livestock Market, (recto) Picking Tealeaves (verso), circa 1930
Private
Gladys Hynes (1888 - 1958)
The Railway Carriage
Forthcoming
Evelyn Gibbs (1905 - 1991)
The Road, 1925
Hilda Carline (1889 - 1950)
Portrait of Gilbert Spencer, (red chalk), circa 1919
Private
Vanessa Bell (1879 - 1961)
Portrait of a Girl in Profile, with a Decorated Background
Jean Clark (1902 - 1999)
Study for the Committee Room of the London Bankers Clearing House, 1958
£19,500
Sold
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Colour Study for Foreground Figure of Woman Combing her Hair, Santissima Trinita, mid 1920’s
Sold
Ithell Colquhoun (1906 - 1988)
Hyacinth and Cyclamen
Dorothy Mahoney [nee Bishop] (1902 - 1984)
Walled Garden Amongst Kentish Orchards, early 1950’s
£6,500
Rachel Reckitt (1908 - 1995)
Towers and Helmets, 1960’s
£12,000
Paule Vezelay (1892 - 1984)
Three Forms on Grey
Forthcoming
Kathleen Guthrie (1905 - 1981)
From a painting by Cecil Stephenson 1938
Forthcoming
Margaret Duncan (1906 - 1979)
Preparatory study for Reigate and its Environments, late 1930’s
Paule Vezelay (1892 - 1984)
A Moving Form and a Yellow Circle
Philip Naviasky (1894 - 1936)
Self-portrait, c.1920
£1,950
Sold
Phyllis Ginger (1907 - 2005)
Self portrait, c.1937
Forthcoming
Margaret Duncan (1906 - 1979)
Jean Von-Bloch, late 1920’s
Sold
Muriel Pemberton (1909 - 1993)
Birch trees – Richmond Park, circa 1930
Valentine Dobree (1894 - 1974)
The Event. (Tryptich), early 1960s
£12,000
Forthcoming
Gwendolen Mary Raverat (1885 - 1957)
Whoop for the Runaway
Forthcoming
Muriel Pemberton (1909 - 1993)
Butties, early 1930’s
Sold
Phyllis Ginger (1907 - 2005)
Design for a Wedgwood Plate, circa 1944
Tirzah Garwood-Ravilious (1908 - 1951)
The Crocodile
£1,900
Sold
Anne Newland (1913 - 1997)
The Legend of Ceres, c. 1938-39
Sold
Marion Adnams (1898 - 1995)
Study for The Twins, 1955
Sold
Clare Leighton (1898 - 1989)
The original designs for Southern Harvest, circa 1941
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Milking Practice with Artificial Udders, 1940
£100,000
Sold
Catherine Dawson Giles (1878 - 1955)
Crucifixion, 1936
Tirzah Garwood-Ravilious (1908 - 1951)
The Dog Show, 1929
£2,500
Reserved
Evelyn Gibbs (1905 - 1991)
Self-portrait, 1927
£1,200
Gertrude Hermes (1901 - 1983)
Waterlilies, (the original block), 1930
£12,000
Frances Richards (1903 - 1985)
Virgil – The Road to Town
£850
Clare Leighton (1898 - 1989)
Apple Butter (BPL 523), Top Potential
Sold
Marion Adnams (1898 - 1995)
A two part design for a Nautical Mural, 1930’s