Alma Ramsey

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Date:May 1937

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Alma Ramsey (1907-1993)

Alma Ramsey, May 1937

Charcoal and watercolour on paper

220mm x 380mm

This is a portrait of Alma Ramsey's first child, Simon Hosking. Simon was born in December 1936 and according to his sister Sarah, this is the most complete of severeal sketches that Ramsey made of him. Ramsey trained as a sculptor at the Royal College of Arts, under the direction of Gilbert Ledward and Henry Moore. While there, she was influenced by the new technique of carving directly into the wood or stone, which yielded organic forms.

© Hosking Houses Trust


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