RIDLER, ANNE (1912-2001)
PORTRAIT WITH HER HUSBAND VIVIAN BY JUDITH ARONSON (b. 1942), vintage photograph, silver print, half length, seated side by side on a sofa, with books in the background, both looking into the camera, signed by Judith Aronson below the image, framed and glazed, size of image 9 x 13 inches (23 x 33 cm), overall size 15 ½ x 18 ½inches (40 x 48 cm), Oxford 1994
In Judith Aronson's Likenesses, Geoffrey Hill wrote: 'Anne Ridler was a lovely and gracious being, in mind and spirit as well as in physical appearance; and a chaste and splendid poet, influenced by Eliot and Charles Williams (their theology as, or more than, their poetics) but in no way merely derivative of them...At one time she acted as Eliot's secretary and, almost certainly at his suggestion, edited the Faber anthology The Little Book of Modern Verse, 1941.' Her husband, Vivian, became Printer to the University of Oxford. It is illustrated in Likenesses.
PROVENANCE: Judith Aronson.
REFERENCE: Judith Aronson, Likenesses, 2010.
- This lot is incorrectly labelled 'AR' in the printed catalogue and is not subject to Artists' Resale Right.