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    Sale 5318

    Fine Costume & Textiles: The Collector's Sale

    4 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 22

    FRANCES RICHARDS, 1903-1985

    Price Realised  


    FRANCES RICHARDS, 1903-1985
    a trio of embroideries in silk on wool, of abstract figures, including Figure in the Wind (11 x 8in.), Dancer, and a third unnamed, all framed and glazed (3)

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    Two bear the original labels to the reverse, dated 1945.

    Frances Richards is perhaps best known as wife of painter Ceri Richards, and was also an accomplished artist in her own right. During the 1940s she experimented with embroidery amongst other mediums, culminating in a one woman exhibition at the Redfern Gallery, from which these works were purchased by the present vendor.

    Richards worked mainly as painter, illustrator and pottery designer. The embroideries presented here are reflective of her abstract style, but in a singular medium.

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    Redfern Gallery, 1945