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84 76 Moila Powell (1895-1994) HARBOUR, BANTRY, COUNTY CORK crayon signed with initials lower right 8.25 by 11in. (21 by 27.9cm) Frame Dimensions: 16 by 17in. (40.6 by 43.2cm) As is the fate of so many disciples of famous artists, Moila Powell’s name will always be synonymous with that of her teacher, mentor and close friend, Norah McGuinness. Moila was the only pupil of Norah McGuinness and became a professional artist, establishing a long list of credits to her name with works exhibited at the Goupil Gallery andWertheim Gallery, London, the Paris Salon, the Harborough Gallery in Leicestershire and the Duncalfe Galleries in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Born in India into a family with a well-established artistic heritage (on her mother’s side the de Angelo lineage had produced many a ne artist), Moila Powell began her painting career as a miniaturist, painting portraits of - among other - Queen Victoria’s grand-daughter, The Grand Duchess Vittoria of Russia. She married Dr William Jackson Powell, a colonel in the Indian army medical division, and lived for periods in India, England and Ireland (The Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940 lists her as living at 10 Cambridge Terrace, Leeson Park, Dublin, from 1915-1939). It was in Nagpur, India in 1930 that she met Norah McGuinness, who was then escaping a broken marriage and had arrived in India (via Paris, where she studied under André Lhote) for an extended stay with her sister. Under Norah’s tutorage, Moila adopted a more expressionist style, delighting in freely mixing media: oil, gouache, wax crayon, pastel and watercolour. Upon her return from the east, Moila continued her studies with her teacher during frequent visits to Norah’s studio in Dún Laoghaire. Moila also travelled extensively, particularly to continental Europe, Canada, and Australia, where she would spend six months at a time painting the landscape around her daughter’s home in the Barossa Valley. She continued to paint until well into her nineties, dying in her hundredth year in 1994. €250-€350 (£210-£290 approx.) Click here for more images and to bid on this lot76