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Earl, Honor, 1901-1996 (painter)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1901 - 1996

Biography

Honor Earl (1901-96), portrait painter, daughter of 1st Viscount Maugham, married Sebastian Earl. In the 1939-45 War she made a series of pastel portraits of service men and women from the dominions and colonies of the British Empire, which were shown at the Royal Empire (later Commonwealth) Society in December 1945. An earlier series of American portraits attempted to show the various ethnic ancestry of the American people.

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 Fonds

Honor Earl: Pastel portraits ('Warriors of the Empire') and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9397
Scope and Contents During the Second World War, Earl was commissioned to prepare a series of pastel portraits of service men and women from what were then British dominions and colonies (described as 'Empire servicemen'), including Trinida, Newfoundland, Southern Rhodesia [i.e. Zimbabwe] and Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka]. The portraits were exhibited at the Royal Empire (late Commonwealth) Society in December 1945 as 'Warriors of the Empire'. The collection also includes a series of portraits of North American...
Dates: 1939-1946 (Circa)
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