Anata Bowmens - 1901 Signed English Pastel Portrait of Maud Elizabeth Willis - Art by Anata Bowmens
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Anata Bowmens
Anata Bowmens - 1901 Signed English Pastel Portrait of Maud Elizabeth Willis



A framed and signed 1901 Art Nouveau pastel portrait by Anata Bowmans of Mrs Maud Elizabeth Willis (b. 1872, Newport). The portrait is monogrammed and dated to the lower right and presented in a decorative gilt frame. There is an old label with details of the sitter and artist to the reverse. Drawn on wove paper. Image size: 53 x 43cm (20.9" x 16.9") The sitter Maud Willis was wife of Sir Edward Manville. Maud was a racing car driver, as was her husband. Sir Manville was also a prominent electrical engineer. The artist Anata Bowmens exhibited widely between 1889 and 1897, including at the Royal Academy nine times, the Walker Gallery in Liverpool three times, the Royal Institute of Wales and the Royal Society of Woman Artists twice.


  • Artist
    Anata Bowmens (1872, British)
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  • Movement & Style
    Art Nouveau
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discoloration. Some raised areas of texture in the paper which have slightly discolored, for instance in the sitter's face and background. A few very minor foxing spots to the background.
  • Dimensions
    H 20.87 in. x W 16.93 in.H 53 cm x W 43 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Bradford on Avon, GB
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