One of dozens of drawings by this artist that I recently acquired, (ask to see others, not yet added to my shop), this is a fine image in charcoal with some strategic and deftly placed green, red and blue color added with chalk or pastel, 12" by 16 3/4", unframed, signed at lower right, and dated there 8/20 '58, by the California and Massachusetts listed artist DAISY MARGUERITE HUGHES (1882-1968). Hughes was born and died in Los Angeles but in between she spent much time in the Provincetown art colony on Cape Cod. Considering the subject matter of this drawing, and in light of very similar known oil paintings by her hand, I would think it likely that this is a scene somewhere on the Cape, most of Provincetown. Hughes exhibited widely (even at the Paris Salons) and was a member of many art associations. Her paintings of Provincetown houses and streets are quite popular at auction on the east coast, but she is also widely thought of as a Southern California artist. During the late 1920's she sketched in Europe and North Africa, as well. This drawing is in acceptably good condition, with some old staining at far left edge, easily matted out by framing, and light diagonal corner creases at lower left and lower right, not obtrusive. This drawing and a few others from this hoard have a sticker on the back with apparent reference numbers, and this one also bears the word "Backyards". See the net for more examples of Hughes' work. Item ID: JB02311 Item ID: JB02386
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