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Bridport Antiques
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Dancing Figures, Watercolour by Olivia Melian Durin-Robertson

REF: 18/91874 / LA380791
£240
€287
$326
Certified DealerApproved listing50 sales by dealer
Description
A charming watercolour study of a barefoot man dancing and playing a flute while a lady in a big bonnet joins in. Olivia Robertson was an Anglo-Irish artist, author, visionary and priestess. She studied at Heathfield School in Ascot and the Grosvenor School of Modern Art. She worked as a volunteer nurse in England during the second World War, returning to Dublin to study history of European painting at University College Dublin, in 1943. She spent four years working with Dublin Corporation's enlightened inner-city playground scheme, drawing portraits of children which would feature as spontaneous, spirited line illustrations in her books. In 1946, she received her first awakening into what she termed "the eternal reality" that the source of our beings and all that we hold to be good, noble and true is from the Egyptian Goddess Isis. Suddenly I realised the missing factor was the total ignorance of, and deliberate attack on the religion of God the Mother." She and her brother decided to pursue esoteric wisdom in the cellars of her ancestral home. By 1976 they established the Fellowship of Isis. "Olivia Robertson, High Priestess of Isis, was the last surviving link with the school of Irish mysticism which emerged during the Celtic Twilight and found its greatest expression in the poetry of W.B Yeats. Acolytes from across the world visited the makeshift temple which she and her brother Derry had created in the damp and chilly dungeon of their ancestral home, Huntington Castle in Co Carlow, and where Olivia presided for almost 40 years over rites of her own composition in honour of the Mother Goddess. To her surprise...the Fellowship of Isis which she co-founded attracted 27,000 members, among them the writer Jorge Luis Borges."

measurements

Height:
50 cm
Width:
58 cm
Depth:
5 cm
The measurements of the artwork itself are, Height 27cm and Width 37cm

declaration

Bridport Antiques has clarified that the Dancing Figures, Watercolour by Olivia Melian Durin-Robertson (LA380791) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1944

additional info

Material:
Origin:
Artisan:
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Date of Manufacture:
1944

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