Modern British & 20th Century Art - Day 1 - 07 Dec 2021


‡Veronica Burleigh (1909-1999)

£250 - £350

‡Veronica Burleigh (1909-1999)

View of Pebble Court

Signed VERONICA BURLEIGH (lower right)

Pencil and watercolour

35.1 x 49.1cm


The Collection of Peter and Mary Grant

Pebble Court in Oxfordshire was the home of Peter and Mary Grant. Veronica stayed here as their guest in 1990 and painted the house. Peter and Mary Grant have been collecting the work of the Burleigh family for decades, and became friends with Veronica, corresponding frequently over the years.

Averil and Charles Burleigh, and their daughter Veronica, were a remarkable family of artists who spent most of their lives working in Sussex. Averil and Charles met at the Brighton School of Art, and the couple were married in 1905. Veronica was born in 1909, and by 1915 both her parents were exhibiting regularly at the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute. After studying at the Slade, Veronica returned home to Brighton, and the three artists worked closely together. Despite clear stylistic cross-influences within the family, each member developed a unique and distinctive style, reflected in the works offered here.

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