Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Southampton City Art Gallery Turns 80

Jean Boswell Farquharson, Portrait of a Girl, oil on canvas

Southampton City Art Gallery celebrates its 80th birthday this year. The current show includes works displayed in the very first exhibition in 1939. Some lovely paintings, some of which I've never seen before. That's always exciting. I particularly like this one.

I don't know anything about Jean Boswell Farquharson but apparently this painting was displayed in a Southampton Art Society exhibition in 1930. It was purchased from the artist that same year by the art gallery using cash from the Chipperfield Bequest Fund. I feel a little artist research coming on...

Southampton City Art Gallery Turns 80  
 on until 29 November 2019.

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