Lucy Kemp-Welch Original Graphite Watercolour Hand Signed 1939. ‘Peter with Gretyl 1939’.
Coloured rare sketch on paper.
Some age related wear. Hand signed by the artist lower left. Inscription to verso.
Size approx 35 x 25cm (14 x 10in); a quaint and collectable coloured piece.
Private Art Collection UK.
Lucy KEMP-WELCH 1869–1958
Painter of animals, especially horses, and etcher. Born 20 June 1869 in Bourne-mouth, sister of Edith Kemp-Welch, landscape and portrait painter. Best known for her illiustrations of Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty. Studied under Herkomer from 1891 and later took over his school in Bushey, Hertfordshire, 1905–26. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1895, the Paris Salon, R.I., etc. Member of the R.B.A. 1902–10, R.O.I. 1917; President of the Society of Animal Painters 1914. One-man exhibition at the Arlington Gallery 1938. Died at Watford 27 November 1958.