Artist Harry Morley: Sea maidens, 1930

Artist Harry Morley (1881-1943): Sea maidens, 1930


Harry Morley (1881-1943):
Sea maidens, 1930
Framed (ref: 123)
Signed; tempera on panel; in its original Reeves and Son gilded oak frame
25 3/4 x 17 in. (65.5 x 42.5 cm.)

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Provenance: Paisnel Gallery; private collection since 1993
Exhibited: London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, An Exhibition of Modern Englsih Tempera Paintings, July 1930

Harry Morley was a key figure in the British Tempera Revival. During the 1920s he produced a series of tempera paintings inspired by Classical myth, painted with great clarity of form and strong primary colours. Apollo and Marsyas was acquired by the Chantrey Bequest in 1924 for the Tate.

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