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Five Gold Rings – 12 Days of Christmas

Margaret Bruce Wells
Date: 1960
Edition Number: 1/50
Signature: Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil, by the artist.

Margaret Bruce Wells (1909 – 1998) was a British artist working predominately in wood engraving and linocuts. She was born in Scotland and studied at Glasgow School of Art. 1933 Wells moved to London to study at Leon Underwood’s Brook Green School, later becoming his studio assistant and living at the Underwood family home.

During the Second World War, Wells served as an ambulance driver. In 1951 she married George Wells and the couple lived in Chicago for several years during which time Wells studied at the city’s Art Institute.

During her career Wells exhibited at the Royal Academy and with the Society of Wood Engravers and became an honorary member of the Society in 1995. She was working up until her death in Sibton, Suffolk. The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Art Institute of Chicago are among the institutions that hold Wells’ work.

Artwork Condition: Very good condition having had a light conservation clean.
Framing: Framed with conservation standard mount-board, in a modern wooden frame. The frame is reconditioned, has some light wear, but is in good condition and ready to hang.


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Size Information
Image Size: 95 x 80 mm | 3.7 x 3.1 inches
Paper Size: 150 x 128 mm | 5.9 x 5.0 inches
Frame Size: 233 x 233 mm | 9.1 x 9.1 inches
Mount Window Size: 120 x 118 mm | 4.7 x 4.6 inches