Thursday, 23 December 2010

Art Pottery Figures #6 - Anne Acheson

Anne Crawford Acheson CBE (1882-1962) was an Irish artist/sculptor, born in Portadown, Northern Ireland who later lived in County Down, Antrim and London. She studied at the Belfast School of Art and at the Royal College of Art, London. She studied under Edouard Lanteri. She was awarded the CBE in 1919 and was a Member of the Society of Women Artists from 1923.

She Exhibited widely including;
Grosvenor Gallery - 2
Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts - 4
International Society - 1
Walker Gallery, Liverpool - 8
Manchester city Art Gallery - 1
Royal Society of Portrait painters - 8
Royal Academy of Art - 25
Royal Society of British Artists - 2
Royal Hibernian Academy - 4
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours - 5
Royal Miniature Society - 5
Royal Society of Women Artists - 17

Known to have designed the figures "Posy" and "Beau Brummel" for Ashtead Potters and the following figures for Royal Worcester.

  • RW2919 “Tangles” a nude child playing with their hair. 24cm tall c1931
  • RW2920 “Logh Neagh Mary” old lady carrying a basket. 18.0cm tall c1931
  • Rw2931 “Dublin Flower girl” a seated girl holding flower with a basket. 16cm tall. C1931
  • RW2930 “Betty” a kneeling girl cuddling a kitten. 9cm tall c1931
  • RW2936 “Argentina” a Spanish Dancer. 20cm tall c1931
  • RW3001 Betty powder bowl
  • RW3006 “Sweet Nell of Old Drury” Nell Gwynne with oranges. 23cm tall c1933
  • RW3157 “Child with Butterfly” 12cm tall c1936
  • RW3161 “Mermaid” Mermaid riding a fish. 13.5cm tall c1936
  • RW3198 “the Queen in her Parlour” seated Queen 15cm tall c1937
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