Mothers watching children at play
Framed (ref: 8788)
Thinned oil on paper
12 x 11 1/4 in. (30.5 x 28.6 cm)
Provenance: The Artist's Studio
Exhibited: Preston, Canterbury, London, Charles Mahoney, The Fine Art Society, no 6.)
Literature: Charles Mahoney, Liss Fine Art, 1999, pp.40-41, p. 47 (no 6.)
From 1918-1922 Mahoney attended Beckenham School of Art under Percy H. Jowett. Little work has survived from this period. In 1922, on the strength of a Royal Exhibition in drawing, Mahoney enrolled at the Royal College of Art where he spent four productive years under the guidance of the College Principal and Professor of Painting, Sir William Rothestein. Contemporaries at the college with whom he formed life-long friendships included Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman, Percy Horton and Gerry Ososki.