Mabel Oliver Rae (1868-1956)

Rae was born in Cambridge and trained at the Slade 1888-1890. Her commercial work consists mostly of etchings of Oxford, Cambridge, and British public schools. She signed her work as ‘M Oliver Rae’ to hide the fact that she was a woman (which would have impaired her ability to sell views of the male-dominated Oxford and Cambridge colleges).

The rich tones of her etchings make them as popular today as when they were first made.


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