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Ann's Tune

Daisy Radcliffe Beresford (1879-1939)


Signed and dated 1932
Signed, inscribed with title, 'No 2' and '28 Grove End Road, St John's Wood, NW8' on reverse

Oil on board

13 ¾ x 10 inches

Sir William Reid Dick RA and thence by descent to his daughter, Ann Benton and thence by descent to her children

'Chris Beetles Summer Show 2023', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, June-September 2023

Sir William Reid Dick RA was a Scottish Sculptor renowned for his monumental and portrait sculpture, he was knighted in 1935 by King George V and was Sculptor in Ordinary from 1938 until his death in 1961. He lived with his wife, Catherine and their three children in Maida Vale. This painting shows Ann, his youngest daughter, playing the piano in their home at 16 Maida Vale. Her father's statue, Sling Boy, sits on the piano and a portrait of Lady Reid-Dick hangs behind.