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Sonia Mervyn

Painter in pastel, oil and watercolour, who also taught art, both at college and privately. Sonia Mervyn completed many commissions throughout her career, and was noted for her portraits. She exhibited at all the leading London galleries, exhibiting 28 works - mainly portraits - at the RA between 1937 and 1954. Her work was admired by Sir Alfred Munnings, Sir Stanley Spencer, Dame Ethel Walker, Philip Connard and other notable artists.

"The Race" From Hurst

Sonia Mervyn: 'The Race' From Hurst

The Isle of Wight, with the Needles to the right, viewed from Hurst Castle. The "Race" referred to in the title is probably one of the yacht races conducted around the island during the Summer months - possibly the Round the Island Race. The artist lived at Milford-on-Sea, very near the viewpoint for this painting.
Artist Sonia Mervyn ARA PS SWA (British, 1893 - 1977)
Exhibited: RA RP NEAC SWA GI
Title "The Race" From Hurst
Medium Painting. Oil on Canvas.
Size 20 x 24 inches, 51 x 61 cm.
Details Signed. Titled on SWA exhibition label verso.
Price On application.

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