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Marjorie Mostyn (1893-1979) - Mid 20th Century Graphite Drawing, Young Girl


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A graphite portrait of a young girl. Presented in a black and white double mount. Unsigned. Provenance can be traced to the artist's studio. On wove.


There is some slight discolouration and some small marks to the mount. Overall well-presented and in good condition.


16.6 x 11.5cm (6.5" x 4.5")

Artist Biography

Marjorie Mostyn (1893-1979) was born Marjorie Florence Mostyn in Bushey, Hertfordshire. She was a daughter of the artist Tom Mostyn and a sister to Dorothy Mostyn, also an artist. Marjorie, who was noted for her flower paintings and beach scenes, studied at St John’s Wood School of Art studying under Leonard Walker, then at the Royal Academy Schools, 1912-15, where her teachers included John Singer Sargent, William Orpen, and George Clausen. She won silver and bronze medals and gained a British Institution Scholarship for painting in 1915. In 1917 she married artist Leonard Fuller and settled with him in St Ives, Cornwall, in 1938. There Leonard opened the St. Ives School of Painting, which he ran until his death in 1973 when Marjorie took it over.

Known as 'Nancy' to her family and friends, during the 1920s she designed a series of 'glamour' postcards for Raphael Tuck: Girls of Today and Dream of Fair Women etc. She was a founder member of the Penwith Society of Arts in 1949 as well as being a member of the St. Ives Society of Artists and the Newlyn Society. She exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Cambrian Academy of which she was a member, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, and Society of Women Artists where she was also a member. Examples of her work are held in the collections of New County Hall, Truro, and the National Trust.

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Code qx986
Artist Marjorie Mostyn (1893-1979)
Date Mid 20th Century
Dimensions 16.6 x 11.5cm
Medium Graphite
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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