Dorothea Sharp RBA - “Feeding the Chickens”

A delightfully bright and happy impressionist style observation of a little girl.

Stock Code: 2531 - SOLD

Description: A little girl sits on a gentle hillside on a bright sunny day, feeding a clutch of chicks and mother hen, a delightful and charming, sunny observation by renowned British post impressionist - Dorothea Sharp.

Further Information: Born in Dartford, Kent; it was not until the age of twenty-one that Dorothea Sharp seriously took up painting. The death of an uncle, who left her one hundred pounds, enabled her to study at the art school run by C. E. Johnson, RI, in Richmond, Surrey. She then attended the Regent Street Polytechnic where she was greatly encouraged by Sir George Clausen and Sir David Murray, visiting critics to the Polytechnic Sketch Club. It was in Paris that Sharp achieved her complete artistic development. There she studied under Castaluchio. It was the work of Claude Monet, however, that was to have a profound and lasting effect on her art, resulting in the highly impressionistic and spontaneous style that she was to adopt for the rest of her life.

Condition: Excellent. The painting has been lightly cleaned and re-framed in a modern British style frame.

Country of Origin: England

Artist & Painting: Dorothea Sharp RBA, ROI, VPSWA, British (1874-1955) – “Feeding the Chickens” – oil on canvas. c1935.

Provenance: Private collection Jersey, Channel Islands.

Signed: "Dorothea Sharp" - lower right

Dimensions of Canvas: Height 18.00 inches (45.72cm) Width 15.50 inches (39.37cm)

Price: £47,000