'The Music Room, Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath', c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham
'The Music Room, Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath', c1950. Kenwood House in north London was remodelled by Robert Adam from 1764-1779. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952. The writer, artist, poet, and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was one of her tutors, and her style of drawing was also influenced by other British illustrators such as Edward Ardizzone, Quentin Blake and Edward Bawden. Markham spent time in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy, and also visited Rome, sketching classical buildings. After graduating from Central, she worked as a graphic designer, producing book illustrations, cartoons for comics, menus and programmes. She gave up her promising career however when she got married in 1957. Middle-class women at that time were expected to devote their energies to bringing up children and running the home, and despite her obvious talent, she lacked the confidence to return to illustration. Her portfolio remained in the family attic for many years, but now her work is published here for the first time.
© Shirley Markham Collection / Heritage-Images
Front of Sant Marti of Gia or Xia in the Benasque Valley, Alta Ribagorza, with scenes
Front of Sant Marti of Gia or Xia in the Benasque Valley, Alta Ribagorza, with scenes of the life of Sant Marti, bishop of Tours. Painting on wood and stucco reliefs, 1200.
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'Advice to a Young Artist', 1865-1868. Artist: Honore Daumier
'Advice to a Young Artist', 1865-1868. The painting is a gift of Duncan Phillips, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. From Masterpieces of Painting, edited by Huntington Cairns and John Walker. [National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Random House, New York, N.Y. 1944]
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