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- Production Date: 1926
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- Object Name: Scrapbook
- ObjectNumber: Z806.95.4
- Date: 1926
- Summary: Express and Star news article, 23 Feburary 1926. Artist's Gift to the Art Gallery. For Wolverhampton's Collection. Scrapbook containing ephemera, press cuttings etc relating to Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Page 95
- Description: Transcription: ARTIST'S GIFT TO THE ART GALLERY E & S (Handwritten) 23/2/26 (Hand Written) FOR WOLVERHAMPTON'S COLLECTION. There is now on view in the Lutz room of the Art Gallery, Wolverhampton. a large subject picture in oils, entitled "Andromeda." The painting is the gift of the artist, Miss Sara Page, sister of Mr. Sam Wells Page of this town. It represents the life-sized figure of Andromeda chained to the rock, and proclaims Miss Page a gifted artist with a fine sense of colour and composition. To quote Miss Page's own words, "The special interest I feel in giving 'Andromeda' (my first large picture exhibited in the Salon des Beaux Arts, Paris) to the Art Gallery comes from the recognition it brings of the help I received in the School of Art, when first I studied drawing. This was long ago, and not under the happy conditions in which students work to-day, in the spacious studios with their present gifted professor to guide and encourage them." After preliminary study in Wolverhampton, at the School of Art, Miss Page visited Italy, studying there the great masters of the Renaissance. Following this came study in Paris under the best French artists at the Academic Julian. Miss Page now has a studio in Paris, and her work is widely known and appreciated in French, art circles. She is a constant exhibitor at the Paris Salon and the Salon des Artistes Francais, while occasionally her work is to be seen in our Royal Academy. She is extremely versatile, and works in oils, water-colour, miniature, pastel, and black and white. Miss Page's gift to the gallery provides a welcome addition to the permanent collection and an example of the work of a gifted townswoman. A. A. C.
- For more information contact: Wolverhampton Arts and Museums Service