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MILDRED ANNE BUTLER R.W.S. (1858 – 1941)

“Irish Landscape”.

Watercolour. 10” x 6 ¾” (253 x 172mm).

Prov:  The Artist’s Studio Collection, Christie’s 1981                                                                          

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Mildred Anne Butler was born on 11th January1858 at Kilmurry in County Kilkenny, the daughter of Captain Henry Butler.  She was a landscape, genre and animal painter who studied at the Westminster School of Art and under Frank Calderon.  He was also a pupil of Normal Garstin at Newlyn. She was elected Associate Member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours in 1896 and also exhibited at the Royal Society of Artists Birmingham; the Dudley Galleries; Dowdeswell Galleries; the Fine Art Society; the Grosvenor Gallery; Walker Art Gallery Liverpool; Leicester Gallery, Manchester City Art Gallery, the New Gallery, the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Royal Institute and the Society of Women Artists.  Examples of work by Mildred Anne Butler are in the Portsmouth City Museum, the Tate Gallery, Ulster Museum and The National Trust.  "Morning Bath" was purchased by the Chantrey Bequest in 1896.  She lived for a time in Wellington, New Zealand.

 

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