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Key Information

Lot No.
512
Description
FRANCES RICHARDS (1903-1985)
Two Figures holding hands
signed with initials 'F.R' and dated 78
pen, ink and watercolour sketch
17 1/4 x 12 1/2 in

Sold with a signed lithograph by the artist which depicts a Hieratic Figure; two unframed lithographs depicting figurative subjects (from an edition of 20); a folio titled 'Virgil the Road to Town' (text and two lithographs); together with various privately printed  literature associated with the artist; comprising 'Some Poems' by Richard Burns, Emitharmum Press 1976; 'Poems of Experience' by Frances Richards; 'More Poems and Drawings' by Frances Richards, 1983; and 'More Poems with Drawings' by Frances Richards, 1984; and 'A Friendship with John Tessimond' by Frances Richards 1979 (qty)

Provenance; Margaret Pond, and thence by descent

Frances Richards though perhaps best  known as the wife of the painter Ceri Richards was also an accomplished artist in her own right. Mel Gooding wrote that her work though appears to have been little influenced by her husband's painting-'for over fifty years her own quiet and formalised figurative art was unaffected by her daily closeness to the extravagant and sometimes violent drama of (Ceri) Richard's paintings'
Sale Section
Paintings, Prints & Maps
Sale Price
£650