Margaret Souttar (1914 – 1987)

Magdalene College, Cambridge II


Acrylic paint

54 x 72 cm

Signed lower right.

Souttar was a Scottish painter and printmaker known for her images of town- and cityscapes. In the early 1960s, she was commissioned to produce a series of prints of the Cambridge colleges. She captures the modernity and optimism of 1960s Cambridge; the fact that a female artist was commissioned to create the prints reflects the changing attitudes of the University towards women. These views highlight the layers of history and architectural styles which make up a Cambridge college.

Provenance: the artist’s studio sale.

Condition: generally very good; painted on thin paper which has crinkled as a part of the artist’s working technique.

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