Framed pastel drawing of a dog study portrait, titled ‘Sanzy 1985’. Signed by the artist, Marjorie Cox in the lower left corner. The pastel drawing is finished with a thin wooden frame and washline mount.
About Marjorie Cox
Marjorie Cox (1915-2003) studied at Miss Beatrice Flower’s Art School and Heatherley’s Art School in London.
She was well known for her animal portraits in pastel, particularly canine subjects. The height of her career was during the ’60s and ’70s, where she estimated that she was completing over 700 studies a year.
In the 1930’s, she worked for Raphael Tuck, creating designs for greeting cards.
Marjorie would travel around the country with her sketch pad and a box of pastels, finding dog’s on their walks to study.
Although, she received many commissions from dog owners, who requested portraits of their pets. She also painted seven of the Queen’s dogs for Nancy Fenwick, who looked after them.
As a non-driver, she would wait until she had a few commissions built up in an area and then travel by train. Once there, her clients would drive her on to the next one.
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