Panel in Gesso and Mother of Pearls by Frederick Marriot.
Fairy, fantasy costume. Art nouveau period 1910s.
Frederick MARRIOTT, (1860-1941). Painter and etcher of landscapes, architectural subjects and portraits. Born on 20th October 1860 at Stoke-on-Trent, brother of the artist Frank Pickford Marriott. Received his early training in the school of Art, Coalbrookdale, and at the age of 14 he went to work as a pottery painter in a factory. In 1879 he gained a National Scholarship at the R.C.A. where he studied for three years.
He then worked as a designer and illustrator to Marcus Ward [note: should be “Wood”] and Company. Later became Chief Designer with Eyre and Spottiswood, and remained for four and a half years. He practised repoussé work, wood carving, enamelling and modelling, and produced some fine panels in modelled glass [note: should be “gesso” ] with mother-of-pearl inlay. Exhibited at the R.A., R.E., in the provinces and at the Paris Salon.
He was Design Master at Blackheath Art School, Headmaster of the Onslow College Art School, Chelsea, and Headmaster, Goldsmith’s Institute, 1895-1925.
Member of the Arts and Crafts Society, also the Art Workers’ Guild, and was elected A.R.E. 1909, R.E. 1924. Made continental tours working on town scenes with the emphasis on architecture, and also visited and painted in Australia about 1910. He was friendly with Brangwyn, Clausen, Drury and East.
Lived in London and died on 2nd October 1941.
Source: “Dictionary of British Artists working 1900-1950” by GRANT. M WALTERS,
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