Anne Newland (1913-1997):
Study for The Legend of Ceres, inscribed with title and dated 1949-1955
Framed (ref: 4614)
Inscribed with titled and dated 1949-1955 on the original paper mount
Pencil on squared paper, 9 1/8 x 15 3/8 in. (23.6 x 39 cm.)
Ceres, according to Ancient Roman myth, was the goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships. Newland returned to the same composition at the end of the decade – a related pencil drawing entitled Composition, The Legend of Ceres is dated 1949 - and in 1950 at the Royal Academy Newland exhibited a variation on the theme, entitled Three Marys, which was loosely inspired by this earlier decorative composition.