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Rosalind Adams (née Thuillier) - Large Contemporary Gouache, Tree

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Rosalind Adams (née Thuillier) - Large Original Contemporary Gouache. With coloured pastel. Painted on quality Arches watermarked paper. Signed with monogram. In fine condition.

Rosalind Adams (1939-2015), wife of the late Gilbert Adams FRPS but known professionally by her maiden name Rosalind Thuillier, was an author, painter and photographer. Her works in this collection can be characterised by a bold use of colour and abstract design reminiscent of the Russian artist Lyubov Popova’s textile designs. In other works Rosalind balanced abstraction with figurative elements resulting in stylised Manhattan skylines and ‘imagined landscapes’. Rosalind’s works in this collection are primarily pastel or watercolour but there is also a quantity of semi-abstract charcoal studies. Rosalind published a book on her father-in-law, ‘Marcus Adams: Photographer Royal’ (1985 which included many of Marcus Adams’ finest photographs, and a text describing the life, works, and techniques of the artist and photographer. She also published a book on her friend and fellow artist Graham Sutherland, ‘Graham Sutherland: Inspirations’ (The Lutterworth Press, 1982) and has featured in a BBC television programme ‘British Masters’ talking about Sutherland.


76.5 x 56.5cm (30.1" x 22.2")

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The Adams family were three generations of artists and photographers based in Reading. The family business began with Walton Adams (1842-1934) who was the co-inventor of the dry-plate process and could list Queen Victoria amongst his most notable sitters. Of Walton’s seven children, two followed their father into the photography business and at Sulis Fine Art we are pleased to introduce you to artworks by his highly accomplished sons Marcus Adams (1875-1959) and Chris Adams (1867-1960).

The stylistic evolution across the three generations of artists is emblematic of wider evolving taste in art in Britain. Christopher’s art-deco miniatures and Marcus’s realist drawings of the Swiss Alps and beauty spots around England are replaced by the looser impressionistic style of Marcus’ son, Gilbert Adams (1906-1996), and the abstract compositions of Gilbert’s wife Rosalind Adams (née Thuillier, 1939-2015). The Adams Family Collection includes a large number of portraits and landscapes by Gilbert as well as pastels by Rosalind. Indeed, this expansive body of work presents a complete picture of the talented family and there is something within to satisfy every taste.

Many works in the collection are signed and most are in excellent condition. You can read more about the Adams Family Collection here.

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Code nk624
Artist Rosalind Adams (née Thuillier)
Date Contemporary
Dimensions 76.5 x 56.5cm
Framed No
Medium Gouache
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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