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MARYSIA DONALDSON (-2018) beautiful study drawings of donkey "Alistair" by noted Scottish artist

MARYSIA DONALDSON (-2018) beautiful study drawings of donkey "Alistair" by noted Scottish artist

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Directory: Fine Art: Drawings: Pencil: Pre 1990: Item # 1424919

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A beautifully executed, sensitive set of five study drawings on one sheet of paper, 8 7/8" by 9" (15 3/4" by 14 1/2" in gold metal frame), the work featuring a lonely-looking donkey, titled at lower left "Alistair", dated Sept. 1984 and signed there by the late Scottish woman artist MARYSIA DONALDSON (died 2018). Donaldson captured beautifully her noble subject, who reminds of lonely Eeyore, in his pasture, in the Christopher Robin/Winnie The Pooh stories. Donaldson was born in Warsaw and came to Scotland as a child. She attended the Glasgow School of Art and took other art instruction, including instruction from the man who was her husband, the acclaimed, listed Scottish artist David A. Donaldson (1916-1996). In the course of her life, Donaldson was a frequent exhibitor at the Fine Arts Society, Fosse Gallery, Scottish Gallery, Fosse Gallery, Everard Read Gallery (Johannesburg), Royal Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, and the Glasgow Art Club. No less than the Duke of Edinburgh, (HRH Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth) has an example in his personal collection. Donaldson lived for a long time in the South of France, where she was widely acclaimed. Sadly she unexpectedly passed away there, in August 2018. Examples of her paintings and drawings appear at auction and are in private collections the world over. Allow for reflections in a few images. Drawing itself is clean.