The fourty fifth offering in our ART WALK Series features a painting by Sir John Lavery entitled "Lady Lavery in an Evening Cloak". When touring the National Gallery of Ireland prior to our trade show in Germany, we loved this particular piece and decided to create a short series of art walk colourways based on art shown in the Gallery.
Originally from Belfast, John Lavery held his first art related job in a photographic studio in Glasgow where he coloured prints and touched up negatives. Having been orphaned at a young age and spending years with various relatives, this was his introduction to the art world. Lavery went on to study in London at Heatherley’s Art School, and then at the Academie Julien in Paris. In 1883 he spent time at the artists’ colony of Grez-sur-Loing where he met Frank O’Meara. It was in 1888 that Lavery’s reputation as a society portraitist began to soar, following a commission he received to paint Queen Victoria’s visit to the International Exhibition which included over two-hundred-and-fifty individual portraits. Throughout his career he travelled to countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Morocco, and exhibited internationally including at the Goupil Gallery, the Royal Scottish Academy (of which he was elected a member in 1896), the Glasgow Institute, Schulte’s Gallery in Berlin and in 1910 a small retrospective of 53 of his most important works was held at the Venice Biennale. During the First World War Lavery worked unofficially as a war artist, for which he was subsequently knighted. In the 1920s he painted portraits of leaders of the Irish Free State such as Michael Collins. Lavery’s society and political portraits earned him a strong international following, and his work can be found in the National Galleries of Ireland, Scotland, Victoria (Melbourne) and Canada, as well as in the National Portrait Gallery in London, Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Musee d’Orsay, Uffizi, and Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. [quoted from adams.ie]
Included in your purchase will be the following:
Serenity 20 (1 skein)
70% sw superfine merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon
Approx. 400 yds (fingering weight)
US 1-3 needle recommended
hand wash/air dry
We are taking pre-orders for this yarn until March 5, 2019 with a shipping schedule of late March 2019 to early April 2019. You will receive a shipping notice at that time.
Please note this colourway is shown on the yarn base you are pre-ordering and because these are handdyed the skeins will all vary in depth of colour and colour placement from skein to skein. We highly recommend alternating skeins every 2 rows if you want colour consistency with 2+ skeins in your project. There is no pattern included with your yarn purchase.