Margaret Souttar (1914 – 1987)
Selwyn College, Cambridge III
51 x 70 cm (image); sheet 67 x 98 cm
Inscribed left Selwyn Cambridge ’61, with annotations by the artist concerning colour.
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; some crinkling as a result of using water-based paints on thin paper.
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