Early 20thC, St Ives Oil Painting, Green Eyed Girl
Glorious portrait of a young girl with red hair and emerald blouse. Delicious coral lips and piercing green eyes, by artist Emily Allnutt. (1868 - 1944)
AKA Miss Allnutt
(1868 - 1944) Born in Windsor, Allnutt studied at the Slade and at Bushey, and in Paris, where her sister Mabel SHONE had also attended classes in the ateliers. By 1912, Emily had arrived in St Ives and shared Rose Lodge Studio, Wharf Road with artist friend Alice Hogarth NICHOLSON.
Her first exhibition locally was on Show Day 1912 at St Ives. The two women moved on to Gerrards Cross in 1915, and Allnutt did not return to live in St Ives until 1924, moving on to nearby Carbis Bay in 1931 where she lived at Chalfont Cottage where she died in 1944. She was a founder member of STISA and also a member of the Society of Women Artists SWA.
Signed lower right.
Artist; Emily Allnutt
Provenance; St Ives School
Painting; 31.5cm x 40cm
Frame; 47 x 56cm
Condition; Painting; small amount of paint loss and scratches. None of which detracts from its honest charm.
Frame; Bumps scratches and bumps commensurate with age.