Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Mystery Print #3

Another print from my archive and another mystery.



This had such a naive charm about it that I had to have it.  It always looked like an amateur effort and was not surprised that I was able to trace any details about the artist. The general feel of the picture would suggest a 1930's date and the price of one guinea is almost the standard price seen on small works from this period.

But who was Miss Lydia Pickering and what was the WIAC ?

At the time I guessed that WIAC stood for the Womens Institute Art Club but could not find any certain evidence to confirm that. However the artist remains a mystery, her address, Te Whare, Groombridge do not seem to exist any more as it fails to come up on any director searches.

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