Dorothy Mary Hepworth 1894-1978 Oil Painting - Provenance: Studio Sale
Selling here is a very rare original oil painting by Dorothy Mary Hepworth. Oil on board, depicting a landscape.
The Artist's Studio Sale, Christie's, South Kensington, Pictures and drawings removed from the studio of the late Miss Dorothy Hepworth (Patricia Preece), 2 April 1984.
A very good example, framed and ready to hang.
Dorothy Mary Hepworth (30 September 1894 – 8 September 1978) was a British painter and the life partner of Patricia Preece. Hepworth signed Preece's name to many of Hepworth's paintings, even after Preece's death.
It is believed that many, if not all, of the much-accoladed paintings of Preece were created by Hepworth. Preece attributed the paintings to herself, with the consent of Hepworth, who was shy and preferred not to appear in public. Hepworth's work attributed to Preece was exhibited in London at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Warren Gallery, Maddox Street, in 1928 and the Lefevre Gallery, King Street, in 1936. Some of the paintings were purchased by Kenneth Clark, Virginia Woolf and Augustus John, among others. Until 1996, it was believed that the two collaborated on many of the works. Evidence for Hepworth's creating them herself comes from diaries that the two shared, where Preece admits to having had little hand in the creation of the paintings.