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  Lot 54
 

A NEAP TIDE, IONA, A WATERCOLOUR BY MARY HOLDEN BIRD

Sold for £600


 

* MARY HOLDEN BIRD (BRITISH 1889 - 1978),
A NEAP TIDE, IONA
watercolour on paper, monogrammed, titled label verso
image size 17cm x 25cm, overall size 37cm x 44cm
Mounted, framed and under glass.
Label verso: Ian MacNicol, Glasgow.
Note: Mary Holden Bird was a painter and etcher, mainly of seascapes and landscapes. She studied at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art and went on to show at the Fine Art Society (where she had frequent one-man exhibitions), The Royal Acadmy (London), RSW, RBA and the Paris Salon. Mary was married to the prominent cartoonist Cyril Kenneth Bird, who drew for Punch as "Fougasse". She was especially fond of the area around Morar, Scotland, where she came to live and produce much of her well known and loved paintings. One of her transparent-washed watercolours is illustrated in Percy V Bradshaw’s book Watercolour: A Truly English Art. Mary Bird – known to her friends as Molly – lived in London for a time and then in Morar, Scotland. She invariably signed her work with a monogram.

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