London, South Kensington
7 October 2008
Mary Jewels (1886-1977)
The harbour, Mevagissey
signed 'MARY JEWELS' (lower right), and signed, inscribed and dated 'MARY JEWELS MEVAGISSEY 1946' (on the stretcher), signed, inscribed and dated again 'To Roger Neal/from Mary Jewels/March 21st 70' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
10 x 12 in. (25.4 x 30.5 cm.)
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Mary Jewels was encouraged to persue her primitive painting by Christopher Wood and Augustus John. She was a member of the St Ives Society and in 1949 became a founder-member of the highly influential Penwith Society.
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