Frances Mabel Hollams (British 1877-1963) 'Wilfred' Oil on board (19 x 15 ½ ins framed size)

John Noott & Partners

Frances Mabel Hollams was a popular British painter of horses and dogs, active in the first three decades of the 20th century.

She is noted for her technique of painting on wood panel with no background, so that the grain of the wood is visible.

She was one of the first female Royal Academicians, exhibiting eight paintings, and in 1899 was elected to the Society of Women Artists.  She has painted for royalty, the aristocracy and has many paintings held in private collections.