Edith Hume (1862 - 1892)
A drink in the dunes; Knitting by the shore
One signed, lower right: E.Hume
Each oil on panel
6½ x 4 in – 16.5 x 10.2 cm
10¼ x 7¾ in - 26 x 19.5 cm
MacConnal-Mason Gallery, London;
Private collection, UK
Edith Hume was a genre painter, who lived in Park Place, London, but mainly depicted fishing or coastal scenes.
She exhibited under her maiden name, Miss Edith Dunn from 1862-67 at the British Institution and the Society of British Artists in Suffolk Street, and as Mrs. T. O. Hume from 1870-92 at the New Watercolour Society and at many other important venues.
She exhibited many paintings at the Royal Academy from 1874-92; some of the titles at the Royal Academy include “Fishing on the Old Pier Head”, “Ripening Corn”, “Distant Thoughts” and “Mending the Nets”.
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Bibliography: Christopher Wood “Dictionary of Victorian Painters” Algernon Graves, F.S.A. “The Royal Academy of Arts