Anne Sanders (1889-1985) – British Listed Artist.
Portrait of Flowers
Watercolour mounted on board. Signed (lower right). Framed: Later plain moulded Pine. Finish: Gilt.
Watercolour: 57x 55cm (approx 22.5 x 21.75 inches) Framed: 83 x 77cm (approx 32.75 x 30.25 inches)
Please see also item No. 00067
Anne Sanders (1889-1985) came from an artistic family, her great-grandmother being known to have been painted by and having worked with Sir Joshua Reynolds. One of her masters was Graham Sutherland by whom she was influenced. She featured in the exhibition Francis Towne held at Tate Britain and Leeds City Art Gallery in 1997-1998. She exhibited in Europe, America and Canada and her works are in the National Canadian Collection and in many private notable collections, including the Royal Collection. She lived in Rome for several years in the mid-1970s, where she kept a home with a most notable garden which she tended personally and which was open to visitors and artists.
As Eugene Walters wrote (Rome 1980): Anne Sanders began painting flowers and plants when she was a child. She never stopped painting during her peregrination in England, Canada, Yugoslavia, Italy. Her work gives pleasure in national and private collections. Her delight in the intricacies of leaf and stem bring to mind – for some – the delicate exuberance of Persian art while more than one spectator has likened these paintings to Bach fugues.