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Fabric Picture by M.M.Beldy

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'Hommage a la Ballerine'. A fabric picture from the series 'Scenes de Ballet' by Mabel Maugham Beldy, originally exhibited and sold from the exhibition of her work held at The Leicester Galleries, December 1948.


Within the original painted frame and retaining both gallery and exhibition labels to the reverse.


o.s:18 1/2 inches x 15 1/4 inches


Born in 1874 and taught the rudiments of art by her father, the animal painter Heywood Hardy, she was to marry a brother of Somerset Maugham and enjoyed a long career as a water-colourist. Her son-in-law was the Italian artist, Felice Casorati, and it was he who encourage her with her idea of making pictures from fabrics, when she was in her 50's. From 1929 Beldy exhibited her work in Paris, Geneva, Milan, Rome, Turin, Basle, New York and London. Examples of her work are held at both the V&A and Jeu de Paume, Paris, as well as numerous private and public galleries throughout the world.


Item Code: 4436

£ 850

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