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‘Traquair was now seeking to represent a wholeness of life.’

Phoebe Anna Traquair worked in a range of media including embroidery, enamels, illuminated manuscripts and murals. Her total commitment to the place of art in her daily live is revealed in this new book with more fascinating details. You can view some of her works below. 

Phoebe Anna Traquair
Published by National Galleries of Scotland  

 

The west wall Oil and gold leaf on plaster.

Traquair was now seeking to represent a wholeness of life. Inspired partly by Blake, partly by Dante, and partly (and increasingly so through the 1890s) by Rossetti, this would define the decoration’s importance within the history of modern art.

 

Beasts and Cattle and The Fowls of the Air with (in border) The Creation of the Birds: detail of the north wall Oil and gold leaf on plaster.

 

Study of Ramsay, 1890 Pencil on paper, 17 × 12 cm Private collection The Song School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1888–92 Beasts and Cattle panel: detail of Ramsay Traquair, Phoebe Anna Traquair and Dr Ramsay Traquair Oil and gold leaf on plaster

 

The Progress of a Soul, 1893–1902 Silk with applied paint, wool, and gold and silver thread on linen National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh From left to right: The Entrance, 1893–95 The Stress, 1895–97

 

The Progress of a Soul, 1893–1902 Silk with applied paint, wool, and gold and silver thread on linen National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh From left to right: Despair, 1897–99 The Victory, 1899–1902

 

Detail of Self-portrait, 1909–11

Phoebe Anna Traquair is published by National Galleries of Scotland, priced £20.   

 

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