Thursday, February 26, 2009

Kate Bunce

[The Ministrel] 1890

Born in Birmingham in 1856. Her Father was a newspaper proprietor and chairman of the City Art Gallery and Kate was a prize-winning student at the Birmingham School of Art with her sister Myra Louise. She was influenced by Rossetti and Burne-Jones. She exhibited in Birmingham, Liverpool and elsewhere from 1887 to 1912. In 1901 she was a founder member of the Birmingham based Society of Painters in Tempera. Her sister specialised in metal work and together they produced work for churches. She died in 1927.
This work is believed to have been sold for £60 to a local patron.

No comments: