Brian Midlane - Portrait of A Seated Woman


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  • £75.00 inclusive of shipping to Great Britain mainland
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Brian Midlane 'Portrait of A Seated Woman'

An original drawing in charcoal and inks, signed by the artist lower right and dated 21st March 1956. Although we cannot be absolutely certain, we believe the sitter to be the artist's partner, the painter Mollie Paxton. The drawing is from the artist's sketch book and is in good condition for its age. It is unframed.

About 14.0 x 10.0 inches paper size; unframed

The price is inclusive of delivery to Great Britain mainland. Please enquire of us for shipping costs to other destinations.

Brian Midlane (1913-1996) was a well-known painter and draughtsman, born in Wellington, New Zealand but raised in Australia. He was the partner of the Australian artist Mollie Paxton (born 1914) and together they first came to England in 1939. They returned to Australia due to War World II but came back to Pimlico in London by the late 1940s. He worked both in England and in Paris and exhibited with Roland, Browse & Delbanco, The Leicester Galleries, and other contemporary galleries. He had a recognisable, individual style.


  • H: 36cm (14in)
  • W: 25cm (10in)



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