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Gladys Mary Rees (1898-1985) - Signed Early 20th Century Etching, Garden View



A vivid and expressive early 20th Century etching by listed artist Gladys Mary Rees, depicting a view of dramatic tall trees and terraced houses. Signed. On wove.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including heavy discolouration and yellowing, as shown. The condition of the etching itself has been well preserved and is generally in good condition.


16.4 x 11.2cm (6.5" x 4.4")
Sheet: 26 x 19.6cm (10.2" x 7.7")

Artist Biography

Gladys Mary Rees was a painter, etcher and illustrator, born in Tooting, London. She attended Chelsea School of Art, 1915-17 where her contemporaries included Edward Burra, William Chappell and Terence Cuneo. By 1917 she had been appointed a part-time tutor at the School while still studying and by 1920 her position became permanent. She spent the next seven years in London teaching and earning a living as an illustrator of children's books and a poster designer. Her work included posters for London Underground, an example of which is in the London Transport Museum. In 1927 the year of her first RA exhibit, she married and moved to a farm in Lincolnshire. She often signed her paintings as ‘G. Rees Teesdale’ after this date. She showed regularly at the RA, NEAC, UA and SWA of which she became an elected member in 1939.

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Code pk814
Artist Gladys Mary Rees (1898-1985)
Date Early 20th Century
Dimensions 16.4 x 11.2cm
Framed No
Medium Etching
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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