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Noel Laura Nisbet R.I. (1887 – 1956)

“Through the Fair”

Pencil drawing on paper.  11 7/8” x 8 ˝” (301 x 215mm)

Provenance: From the Artist’s Studio Collection.

The Studio of Harry Bush and Noel Laura Nisbet. Christies Sept 1984.

Bears studio stamp on reverse of picture.                                                                                                                                                              IMAGE





Noel Laura Nisbet was a figure, landscape and flower painter in watercolour and oil.  She was born on the 30th December 1887 at Harrow, the daughter of Hume Nisbet, author and artist.  She studied art at South Kensington under L.C. Nightingale, winning three gold medals and the Princess of Wales Scholarship.  In 1910 she married the artist Harry Bush.  She illustrated “Russian Fairy Tales”, “Cossack Fairy Tales” and other works and exhibited her work at the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, the Royal Academy, the Royal Institute (to which she was elected Member in 1926) and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.  She lived in London and later at Newbury in Berkshire.  Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum and Newport Museum and Art Gallery hold her work.  The Artist’s studio collection was sold in 1984.