Peggy Somerville, Hunting party, pastel

Hunting Party,  14.5 x 20.0 cm
Pastel

Peggy-Somerville_Child-on-horseback_watercolour_175x235mm

Child on Horseback, signed and dated 1958. 17 x 23cm
Provenance:  Messums Studio Collection 2449, Autumn 2001, label verso

Peggy-Somerville_Near-Woodbridge_pastel_195x245mm

Near Woodbridge,  19.5 x 22.5 cm
Provenance:  Messum’s Studio Collection 832, No. 81, Autumn 2001, label verso

Peggy Somerville 1918-1975

Peggy, the most distinguished of a family of artists, was an infant prodigy having had three London exhibitions before she was 14.  Apart from some prolonged trips to France she spent nearly all her life in Suffolk.  Trained at the Royal Academy Schools she portrayed nature’s richness, mainly in a soft and subtle palette.  The simplest motif was made magical and her colours sometimes moved towards abstraction.