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The Gaze: Early Spring, Newton St. Cyres

PUBLISHED: 09:58 17 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:58 21 March 2014

Early Spring, Newton St. Cyres Olive Wharry (1886-1947) Watercolour with traces of pencil, charcoal and varnish About 1930

Early Spring, Newton St. Cyres Olive Wharry (1886-1947) Watercolour with traces of pencil, charcoal and varnish About 1930

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This work forms part of Exeter’s Fine Art Collection which is on show at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery alongside other work from the collection which features 19th and 20th century artists.

Olive Wharry (1886-1947) was an active suffragette, a member of the Women’s Social and Political Union led by Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst and was imprisoned in 1911, 1912, 1913 and 1914 for related offences and went on hunger strike for 32 days. In between her political activities she also managed to pursue a career in the arts. She trained at the School of Art in Exeter and lived in Devon for most of her adult life.

Where to see it:This work is on show at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery as part of Exeter’s Fine Art Collection until 6 April

2014 in Gallery 5, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX.

Tel 01392 265858 / exeter.gov.uk/ramm

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