Anna AIRY (Greenwich 1882 - Playford 1964)
Land of Plenty Sold
Pen and black ink and watercolour, on paper washed a pale grey. Signed with the artist’s monogram at the lower centre. Numbered 11 and inscribed and titled sight 12 x 9 “Land of Plenty” / (to fit frame) at the bottom of the sheet.338 x 257 mm. (13 1/4 x 10 1/8 in.) [sheet]ENQUIRE
In the catalogue to a 1952 retrospective exhibition of Anna Airy’s work, Martin Hardie praised her ‘untiring patience, a Durer-like analysis, an almost Pre-raphaelite precision, in recording the minutest detail and the material structure and anatomy of living organism in pendant fruit, sprays of blossom, bees, birds, butterflies, struggling twigs or insect-eaten leaves.’
The Fine Art Society, London, in 1920.