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Mary Fedden, R.A. (b. 1915)
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Mary Fedden, R.A. (b. 1915)

Irish Fishermen

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Mary Fedden, R.A. (b. 1915)
Irish Fishermen
signed and dated 'Fedden 1988' (lower right), signed again and inscribed 'Mary Fedden/Irish Fishermen' (on a label attached to the stretcher)
oil on canvas
30 x 36 in. (76.2 x 91.4 cm.)
Provenance
with Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 9 June 2000, lot 2, where purchased by the present owner.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

Mary Fedden studied at the Slade School of Fine Arts in London from 1932 to 1936. In 1951, she married the artist Julian Trevelyan. She went on to teach painting at the Royal College of Art from 1958 to 1964 and was the first woman tutor to teach in the Painting School. Her pupils included David Hockney and Allen Jones.

Irish Fishermen, Castle Townsend (lot 37) and Clonakilty, Co. Cork (lot 39) were inspired by Fedden's frequent summer holidays in Ireland. The subjects of all these works have been executed in a bold, expressive style with the vivid and contrasting colours that are typical of her best works.
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