Ellen B.McCready, Girl with red ribbon
Ellen Brown Workman (1882-1973) studied at the Glasgow School of Art, and her first exhibited work was with the Society of Women Artists in 1901 and at the Royal Academy in 1903. She studied in Paris at the studio of James McNeill Whistler, and in the 1920s and 1930s she exhibited several pieces at the Paris Salon and the Fine Art Society in London. She exhibited several pieces at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) in Dublin between 1927 and 1930.
After her marriage her surname changed to McCready, and she seems to have used the name 'Nellie' more than Ellen. She spent most of her adult life in Belfast.
Almost forgotten for many years, we are excited to have several pieces of her work for sale. An exciting and gifted artist, she was accomplished as a draughtsperson, watercolourist, oil painter and etcher. Subjects include portraits, landscapes, buildings and interiors. We have many of her beautiful sketchbooks, which we hope to exhibit in the coming months.
This watercolour shows a young girl with a red ribbon in her hair. Watercolour on paper, 1920-1930. Approx dimensions, excluding frame, 24 cm x 14 cm. Beautifully newly reframed with archival quality materials.
Like most of the artworks on this website, this piece is on display in our Clare Street shop.