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Hilary Dulcie Cobbett
The South Gate, King’s Lynn, Norfolk

The Painting
A watercolour measuring 11½” x 15¼”. Signed Hilary Cobbett. Provenance: believed to be from the Society of Women Artists’ Exhibition of 1934 (Catalogue No. 312).

About the Artist
Hilary Dulcie Cobbett (1885-1976) was a watercolour painter, daughter of the landscape and architectural painter William V. H. Cobbett. She studied and lived in Richmond, Surrey. She became an Associate of the Society of Women Artists in 1937. She exhibited, amongst others, at the Royal Academy (5), the Royal Society of British Artists (2), and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (14). In the period 1928-1965 she exhibited 60 paintings at the annual exhibitions of the Society of Women Artists.

The Subject
The South Gate, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. One of the gates which guarded the entrances to the medieval walled town. The gate was rebuilt in the mid-15th century. Two smaller arches for pedestrian use were added to the sides of the main carriage arch in the mid-19th century.

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