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Lot 92: Frank Bramley, R.A. (British, 1857-1915) Portrait of Ethel Grace Bolitho, nee Macleod 153 x 117 cm. (60 1/4 x 46 1/16 in.)
Under a Western Sky - The Art of Newlyn and St Ives
November 18, 2009
London, United Kingdom
Portrait of Ethel Grace Bolitho, nee Macleod
signed and dated 'FRANK BRAMLEY/92' (lower left)
oil on canvas
153 x 117 cm. (60 1/4 x 46 1/16 in.)
In 1895 Frank Bramley exhibited a portrait of Mrs Thomas Robins Bolitho at the Royal Academy, no. 505. (see Royal Academy Pictures, 1895, pp. 182.)
This portrait is of her daughter-in-law, Ethel Grace Bolitho, nee Macleod.
Ethel's father was Robert Bruce Aeneas Macleod of Cadboll.
Bramley was living in Newlyn by 1884, and exhibited a number of major works at the Royal Academy, including A Hopeless Dawn (1888) one of the iconic images of Newlyn painting. Bramley remained in Newlyn until 1895.