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Marcus Algernon Adams (1875-1959) - Signed & Framed 1934 Oil, Garden Pond

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A charming impressionistic oil painting showing a verdant garden scene by British artist Marcus Algernon Adams (1875-1959). The rich colour palette and expressive brushstrokes are typical of Adam's unique style.

Inscribed on the reverse 'The pond in Crossley Keat's garden at Gillan. Painted by Marcus Adams after a visit to Gillan'. Presented in a modern antique effect wood frame. Signed and dated. On board.


There are some losses to the frame. Overall the appearance is very good.


32.5 x 38.5cm (12.8" x 15.2")
Framed Size: 38.5 x 44.5cm (15.2" x 17.5")

Artist Biography

Painter and photographer, born in Southampton, he was the father of artist artist Gilbert Adams. Adams went on to become a member of the London Salon of Photography, specialising in pictures of children. Marcus studied at Reading University and in Paris and showed at the St. Ives Society of Artists and the Reading Guild of Artists although he was better-known as a portrait photographer. In 1926 he was asked to photograph the infant Princess Elizabeth, and from then on his portraits of her and her sister, Princess Margaret Rose, were reproduced throughout the world. In 2005, the Museum of Reading acquired 30 photographic prints by him and his son Gilbert Adams.

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Code kn381
Artist Marcus Algernon Adams (1875-1959)
Date 1934
Dimensions 32.5 x 38.5cm
Framed Yes
Medium Oil
Style Impressionism
Subject Landscape
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