Mares and Foals
Mabel Amber Kingwell (1890 – 1924)
Watercolour. Signed and dated 1918.
6” x 10¾” (15.2 cm x 27.3 cm)
Mabel Kingwell was born at Totnes in South Devon and lived in the nearby village of North Huish and later in Plymouth. A successful and popular artist, she specialised in watercolours of animals, particularly on Dartmoor and Exmoor. She exhibited at The Royal Academy in 1914 and also at The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. She died in May, 1924 at the young age of 33 and her paintings are comparatively rare and increasingly sought-after.