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Margaret O. Hole (1919-2012) - Mid 19th Century Tempera, Stones Of The Rigi

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A fine study in tempera showing a selection of unusually shaped rocks with The Rigi mountain in the distance. The Rigi is a mountain massif of the Alps, located in Central Switzerland. The whole massif is almost entirely surrounded by the water of three different bodies of water: Lake Lucerne, Lake Zug and Lake Lauerz.

The artist has signed to the lower right corner and there is a label at the back with the artist's name, address and the painting's title. There is also a brief biography. The painting has been presented in a contemporary gilt effect frame.

On board.


The painting has some scratching to the boards at the right edge and a loss to the lower left corner. The frame has a loss at the upper left edge.


12.5 x 17.6cm (4.9" x 6.9")
Framed Size: 16 x 21.6cm (6.3" x 8.5")

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Sulis Fine Art is delighted to present a collection of works by the British artist Margaret O. Hole (1919-2012).

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Artist Biography

Margaret O. Hole was born in 1919. As a student after the war at the Central School of Art & Design, she had a studied textile design but changed to painting upon realizing her true passion. For some years Hole worked as a portrait painter, exhibiting at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Paris Salon and various other galleries.

Hole's main inspiration from childhood was in botany and astronomy. As her career progressed the bulk of her paintings became more abstracted. She focused her practice on variations of natural forms such as plants, fungi and shells.

Hole studies and became one of the early practitioners of Art Therapy, working in mental hospitals and prisons. A number of her paintings were acquired recently by the Bethlem Museum of the Mind.

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Code qi716
Artist Margaret O. Hole (1919-2012)
Date Mid 19th Century
Dimensions 12.5 x 17.6cm
Medium Pastel
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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