Lot 36
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Elisabeth Vellacott

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  • Elisabeth Vellacott
  • man and mountain
  • signed, titled and dated 1989 on the reverse
  • pencil and oil on board
  • 70 by 58.5cm.; 27½ by 23in.


New Art Centre, London, 1992


London, Fine Art Society, Kettle's Yard and The Fine Art Society, July - October 1995, cat. no.42.

Catalogue Note

The present work draws upon Vellacott's memories of the area around Llanthony in Wales where she had often worked in the 1950s and 1960s. The mountain itself is painted almost en grisaille, perhaps suggesting the distance of memory and remembrance of her drawings from that time, and offers great contrast with the patterned curtains framing the window. Possibly an echo of her work as a textile designer in her earlier career, the use of long, coloured drapes is a feature that appears in a number of her later paintings of interiors.