Margaret Graeme Niven

Margaret Graeme Niven ROI, NS (English) 1906 – 1997
The Boatbuilders Yard, Brixham, 1947, oil on paper, 5.5″ x 9″ unframed

The Boatbuilders Yard, Brixham, 1947, oil on paper.
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The Boatbuilders Yard, Brixham, 1947, oil on paper, matted.
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Estimate: $350. Offers invited.

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This condition of all the paintings in this listing are in excellent condition.

Margaret Niven is best known for paintings of landscapes and flowers. She was born at Marlow in 1906, the daughter of the artist and engraver William Niven. She studied at the Winchester School of Art, at Heatherley’s and under Bernard Adams. She exhibited widely including at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. She was elected to the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers in 1932 and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1936. Her work is to be found in many collections including the Government Art Collection (especially British overseas embassies), Homerton College, Cambridge and Bradford City Art Gallery. Niven lived for many years at Wormley in Surrey.

Niven was elected a member of the ROI in 1936, on the recommendation of H. Davis Richter, and she remained a member, and sat on the council of the society, for over 60 years. She showed her work at the Royal Academy, the RBA, RP, Leicester Galleries and Wildenstein’s and she is represented in a number of English public collections.

Provenance: Boatbuilders Yard, Brixham was with Daphne Fedarb and bears her label.

Auction prices have ranged between $350 – $1,200 with exceptional larger works realizing higher prices; her painting The Discovery was bought for £2,150 ($2,636) when it was auctioned by Phillips in 2001.

Other work by this artist: Request prices and larger images.

River Itchen, Hampshire, oil on card, signed l/l,
inscribed verso, 7″ x 9″ unframed.

River Itchen, Hampshire, oil on card, signed.
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A Hampshire Farm, oil on paper, signed,
inscribed verso, 7″ x 9″, unframed

A Hampshire Farm, oil on paper, signed,
inscribed.
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St. Cross Church, Winchester (from the River Itchen), oil on card, signed l/r,
5.5″ x 9″ unframed

St. Cross Church, Winchester, oil on card, signed
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East Park, Southhampton, oil on canvas, signed l/r,
20″ x 30″ sight, 26″ x 36″ frame

East Park, Southhampton, oil on canvas, signed, framed.
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Estimate: $1500. NFS.

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An example of the artist’s work in a public institution:

Winchester from the South, oil on canvas, signed l/r, 62 cm x 74 cm sight (collection of Homerton College, University of Cambridge)
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Homerton College, University of Cambridge

Also by this artist:

St. Ives Harbour – Oil
Still life of flowers in a blue vase – Oil on board

 

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