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Muriel Minter 

(Alverstoke, Hampshire 1897-1983)

Riders in Richmond Park, 1920s   *SOLD*

tempera on gessoed canvas-board

signed lower left 'MINTER' 

with the artist's hand-written label, verso 'MURIEL M. MINTER/ TOWER HOUSE/ WIMBLEDON Common/ 1. RIDERS IN RICHMOND PARK/ TEMPERA'

78.7 x 58.4 cm.


Abbott & Holder, London;

Private Collection, UK.

This exquisite, unusually large tempera painting by the artist Muriel Minter of horse riders in Richmond Park, was painted in the 1920s when the artist was not long out of art school. Minter trained at Rochester School of Art, where she later taught, and studied at the Royal College of Art from 1921-1923,  where her contemporaries included Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. As the Modernist movement increasingly took hold of the London art scene,  Minter predominantly found work later in life as a designer of stained  glass windows, but her early paintings in tempera have a delicacy unique  to that period. The choice of subject here, a royal hunting park,  stuffed with deer, creates an almost medieval aesthetic.

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