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Clare Atwood (1866 - 1962)

Lot 17: Clare "Tony" Atwood (British, 1866 - 1962)

Vallot Auctioneers

August 4, 2022
Providence, RI, US

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Description

"Madeira (Portugal) (Quinta da Boa Vista, Funchal)". Circa 1935. Oil on canvas. 20 x 24 inches; 25 1/2 x 29 1/4 inches (overall). Framed.

Exhibited: Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1945: "New English Art Club" which was arranged through the Art Exhibition Bureau, Burlington Gardens.

Note: In researching this painting we discovered an April 10th, 1935 letter from Madie Gibson to Edith Craig, with whom Clare Atwood was in a queer poly and life-long relationship, along with the dramatist and noted advocate for women's rights Christabel Marshall (British, 1871 - 1960), a letter which anticipates this painting. (The three women are buried together at St. John the Baptist's Church, Small Hythe, England.) In the letter there is a discussion about Atwood's upcoming trip to Madeira: "...happy that Tony [Clare] Atwood is able to go to Madeira as she will love the island..." and the letter writer wonders how Atwood might paint the "glory of spring" in Madeira?

In the painting "Madeira," the small solitary figure that is near hidden in the landscape is wearing Clare Atwood's signature hat, a good example of which can be seen in the the self portrait of Clare Atwood: "Self Portrait in a Hat with a Basket of Vegetables," at the National Trust, Fenton House, North London.

The Gibson letter, therefore, poses the question to which the painting “Madeira” is Atwood's answer.

We would like to thank the: "Ellen Terry and Edith Craig Database" for their assistance with our research into the history and backstory of this painting.

Condition Report

One patched repair on verso, does not fluoresce under ultraviolet light. (Please note, this is not a full condition report. Please email us at: [email protected] for a detailed condition report or for additional photographs. Every lot is sold as-is.)

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Providence, RI 02903
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Cranston, RI 02920
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Providence, RI 02906
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PICK-UP LOCATION:

1155 Westminster Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02909

PICK-UP TIMES:

Monday - Friday 11am - 3pm, five (5) days after the auction or at another convenient time provided you have made arrangements with us in advance.

Please call 401- 273-1618 so we have your item(s) ready and/or we can direct you to our loading dock for larger items.

PACKING & SHIPPING:

We do not offer in-house packing and shipping services.

Shipping can be expensive, please consider obtaining estimate(s) prior to bidding.

We have provided the following list of shippers as a courtesy and we will assist you with your third-party shipping needs, however, we assume no liability for any shipper you use or any loss or damage occasioned in transport or otherwise as a result of shipping.

The UPS Store*
22 Parsonage Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-369-7029
[email protected]

The UPS Store*
148 Atwood Ave
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 654-6381
[email protected]

The UPS Store*
11 S Angell St
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 751-6245
[email protected]

*Email your shipping requests. These businesses, in addition to packing and shipping, will pick-up from our gallery.


FURNITURE, FINE & DECORATIVE ART

Scott Cousins
North South Art Transfer
978-491-9353
[email protected]

Ben Anderson
Outward Bound Courier Logistics
7 Park Terrace
Dalton, MA 01226
413-854-3676
[email protected]


HIGH VALUE AND INTERNATIONAL

Dennis Burns
Craters & Freighters Southern New England
1226 Mendon Road
Cumberland, R.I. 02864
401-334-3011
[email protected]


Providing arrangements have been made within five (5) days after the auction, we will store the item for a reasonable time to accommodate your shipper.

No item will be stored longer than sixty (60) days, after which all item(s) will be deemed abandoned and dispose of by us without compensation to the winning bidder.

Please contact us for additional shipping recommendations or to answer your shipping questions.

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