New York, Park Avenue
22 May 1997
Maud Earl (British, d. 1943)
signed and dated 'MAUD EARL 1925' lower right
oil on board
44¼ x 70in. (12.4 x 77.8cm.)
a four panel screen
Collection of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness
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New York, Jacques Seligmann Gallery, Special Exhibition of Screens and Panels by Maud Earl, 1927-8, exh. cat., no. 11
Maud Earl exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1884 to 1908 and her first enrty, Red Deer earned her the title "English Rosa Bonheur". Chiefly known as a painter of canine subjects, her exotic ornothological paintings with their cool tones from the 1920's appealed to the changing taste of this period.
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