Decorative Objects and Design Finds
Early 20th Century still life watercolour ‘Roses’ by Marion Broom
A pretty, large 20th Century still life water colour of blooming roses in a silver bowl, signed by Marion Broom, circa 1930. In original frame under glass and with the provenance of purchase from Harrods, London art department.
Marion L Broom (1878-1962) - British floral and landscape painter, mainly in watercolour.
Born in Norfolk, she later lived in High Wycombe, Bucks. Broom was not only a talented artist but, having attended the Royal College of Music, she sang in opera for a time. Her works have been exhibited not only in Britain, but all over the world and were purchased by Queen Mary. She exhibited extensively between 1925 and 1939 - at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Cambrian Academy, Royal West of England Academy, amongst many others and was elected to the British Watercolour Society in 1924.