Frances Richards (1903 - 1985)

Vase of Flowers


SKU: 10873
Embroidery. Signed with initials, and dated.

Height – 35cm
Width – 21cm

1 in stock


Margaret Pond, and thence by descent

Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.390.

From 1928 to 1939 Frances Richards worked as a teacher in the textile department
at the Camberwell School of Art. Throughout her life she experimented with
embroidery amongst other media. This portrait head is richly evocative of the artist’s
relationship with the realms of imagination and nature.

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Frances Richards - Vase of Flowers
1903 - 1985

Frances Richards (nŽ e Clayton) worked as a pottery designer for
Paragon while studying at Burslem School of Art (1919’24),
before winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Art (1924′
27) where she met Ceri Richards (whom she married in 1929).

Greatly influenced by Italian Renaissance painters, she
specialised in tempera and fresco painting in her studies, and
continued to work in tempera after leaving the college. During
the 1930s she produced lithographs, and in 1931 provided twelve
drawings for The Revelation of St. John the Divine.

In 1945, she held her first solo exhibition at the Redfern
Gallery, where she exhibited again in 1949 and 1954. She also
took part in shows at Hannover Gallery (1950), the Leicester
Galleries (1964 and 1969), the Howard Roberts Gallery, and
Holsworthy Gallery (1981).

A respected teacher, Richards held posts at Camberwell School
of Art (1928’39) and later Chelsea School of Art (1947’59).


Frances Richards (1903 - 1985)
Virgil – The Road to Town
Frances Richards (1903 - 1985)
Mother and child, sleeping
Frances Richards (1903 - 1985)
Woman with Flowers
Frances Richards (1903 - 1985)
Penitent Figure, 1984
Frances Richards (1903 - 1985)
Vase of Flowers
Frances Richards (1903 - 1985)
Woman with Flowers
Frances Richards (1903 - 1985)
Mother and Baby
Frances Richards (1903 - 1985)
Girl in a Garden, late 1940’s
Frances Richards (1903 - 1985)
Hieratic Floral Figure, 1974
Frances Richards (1903 - 1985)
Hieratic Head, circa 1940