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This painting conjures up many questions, not only about the view but also the artist.
Titled Old Houses, Reading this oil painting was exhibited at the Reading Guild of Artists Thirty-Second Annual Exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery Reading May 5 – June 2 1962.
At the time, the artist Mrs Norah Bucquet lived at 62 Woodcote Road, Reading, where she had lived since at least 1945 with her husband Aubrey Charles Bucquet. Norah was born in Wales 1903, married in Reading 1940 and she died 1977.
Very little else is known about the artist as a person, other than that she was a member of the Reading Guild of Artists 1958–1973, exhibiting only one oil painting a year and often not exhibiting at all. She had exhibited another work of the area titled Farm at Woodcote in 1959.
Was this painting a view from her home?
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