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Travel Albums by a Norfolk Artist

Travel Albums by a Norfolk Artist by MILLER, Philiippa Ruth - Pippa (1932)

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Author: MILLER, Philiippa Ruth - Pippa
Title: Travel Albums by a Norfolk Artist
Year: 1932
Publisher: Unpublished
Place: England and abroad
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
Price: £250
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Eight oblong quarto albums of illustrated manuscript travel diaries and photographs, enlivened by the sketches of the Norwich artist Pippa Ruth Miller. The albums which date from 1932 to 1967 are all elaborately illustrated, some with sketches in coloured pencil or watercolour especially Nice and Avignon 1950, Spain and Andorra 1951 and London to Venice 1949 where Miller was inspired to sketch the Alpine scenery. Her first trip was an Easter weekend cruise from Southampton with her father on the Royal Mail Vessel "Alcantara" to Bordeaux and the Scilly Isles. This and the other early albums have alternate pages of neat manuscript text and illustrations, including maps, sketches, black and white photographs and a plan of the ship. The later albums to Florence and Rome, Bude, Northumberland and the Isle of Wight contain manuscript diary notes and coloured photos. A fascinating and attractive collection. Miller was born at Oulton Broad, Suffolk in 1905, studied at Lowestoft School of Art and exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. In 1930 she moved near to Norwich where she was a member of the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle and taught at the Blyth-Jex School in the city. She celebrated her centenary year with a pair of exhibitions in Norwich Cathedral and died in 2006. 'An Artist's War' was exhibited in 2005 and a second exhibition which featured her Broadland watercolours, many now published, followed soon afterwards.
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