Ellen Brown Workman, Old Houses, Interlaken
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 piece, signed with her maiden name (she married in 1917) is a fabulously detailed line drawing. Light and shade is wonderfully captured through skilled use of pen and ink. She obviously liked this drawing so much that she copied it and made a number of etchings of the same scene. Excellent condition. Approx dimensions, excluding frame, 19 cm x 15 cm. Signed bottom left. 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.