Peggy Somerville

Peggy Somerville

Code: 10350


H: 10cm (3.9")D: 6.5cm (2.6")


‘Flowers in a Blue & White Vase’


Pastel, 10 x 6.5 inches, original labels verso.


Peggy Somerville is remembered as a child prodigy who held her first solo London exhibition at the age of 9.  It was a sell-out success, she had begun to draw early with several paintings shown at the Royal Society by the age of just 3 years old.  She moved to study before the War, at the Royal Academy Schools, however she gave up to join in the war effort as a Land Girl.  In later life, Stephen Reiss, the art historian championed her as a later British Impressionist and always included her work in the Aldeburgh Festival.  She lived and worked from Middleton village and was often seen in her beloved  Aldeburgh.