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William S Taylor:
Audrey combing her hair, 1943
Unmounted (ref: 8967)
Signed with initials, dated
Watercolour with white highlights
10 x 6 3/4 in. (25.4 x 17.2 cm)
The model is the artist's wife Audrey Wallis, (1919-1997).
Wallis was a sculptor and painter, was born in Whitchurch, Devon. She attended Leicester College of Art, 1936-40 and then won a scholarship to the RCA 1940-43. She was awarded a silver medal and a distinction for her work there and spent the next five years teaching art in York and Rotherham. She taught at Sheffield College of Art from 1948-80.
Audrey combing her hair, 1943 (Private Collection)
Literature; W.S. Taylor, by John Basford, Northernd Creative Print Solutions, 2012, page 21.