Item Name: Painting
Maker: Elwell, Mary Dawson
Bedroom scene, four poster bed, two windows in background, two chairs, a table and other furniture. The painting shows the same bedroom as an earlier painting by Mary (see 1997.55), but with the addition of the four-poster bed. The view through the window shows the Conservative Club (later destroyed by fire) and the passageway locally nicknamed "Wylies Racket" - due to the noise made by James Elwell's woodcarving business. Kate Hobson, a Beverley art critic, praised the painting for its "clear sunlight and colours of mauve and yellow. Mary was passionate about colours and often juxtaposed complementary colours for extra effect. Mary lived in Bar House after her marriage to Fred Elwell in 1914. The gilt plaster and wood frame, is laquered black and glazed. This is the original frame and it may have been designed/decorated by Mary herself.
Materials: oil; wood; plaster; gilt; canvas
Measurements: L:83/62cm, W:96/75cm
ID_Number: ERYMS (BAG) : 1997.63