Margaret Souttar (1914 – 1987)
Trinity Hall, Cambridge with Blue Sky
76 x 56 cm
Numbered 3/50, and signed lower right, in pencil.
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. Trinity Hall was one of the first Cambridge colleges to admit women as students – it did not do so until 1976.
Provenance: the artist’s studio sale.
Condition: generally very good, the odd very short tear and handling mark affecting outer few millimetres of margin.
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