Luxury Design, Past & Present
‘Tea at the Vicarage’ by Margaret Dovaston, dated 1952, an oil painting showing four gentlemen having an earnest conversation over a cup of tea on a terrace outside a cottage garden, Margaret Dovaston, dated 1952. English.
Margaret Isabel Dovaston (1884 – 1954) was a British artist who became particularly well known for her historical genre scenes, often depicting groups in Georgian costume. In the course of her education, she was taught by Thomas William Cole at the Ealing School of Art and Arthur Stockdale Cope at the South Kensington School of Art. Her crowning achievement was winning a five-year scholarship the to the Royal Academy Schools (1903-1908) where she won many medals. She exhibited at the Royal Academy (1908 and 1910) and helped set up The Ealing Art Guild (1911).