Farmhouse on the South Downs of England by Rowley Leggett

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Rowley Leggett was a talented female artist who exhibited for about 15 years at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. Anthony J Sargeant bought this oil on panel example of her work from another dealer after an auction in Herefordshire. It has something of the feel of Cezanne in its style and is really delightful. There is very little known about her and she stopped exhibiting after the end of the First World War. Was it the consequence of being a female artist with all the hurdles that had to be overcome and then getting married ? Or was she a victim of the Spanish Flu that killed so many after the end of the First World War ? (her last known exhibited work was 1919). If anybody does have information do please let Tony know.

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