Margaret Gere (1878 - 1965)

The Baptism


SKU: 10885

Tempera on panel


Height – 23.8cm x Width – 18.5cm

1 in stock


From the collection of John Redman

Exhibited:The Barbican Art Gallery, London, The Last Romantics, catalogue no. 101;City Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, Mastery Art (Birmingham School of Art 1884-1920), November 1986 – January 1987;Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museums, Margaret Gere Exhibition, catalogue no. B4, 21 January – 3 March 1984.

John Redman, the previous owner of this painting, lived with the Payne and Gere families in their Cotswold home during the 2nd World War from 1940 to 1944.The home was a constant visiting location for a number of important artists and writers including Sir Stanley Spencer, Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf, Sir William Rothenstein, George Bernard Shaw, John Betjeman and many others.


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Margaret Gere
1878 - 1965

Painter, notably in tempera, born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. She was the sister of the artist Charles March Gere, studied under him from 1897 at Birmingham School of Art and like him was an original member of the Birmingham Group of Painters and Craftsmen. The copying of Piero della Francesca in tempera in Florence in 1901 had marked effect on her work, and she further studied at Slade School of Fine Art, 1905. Showed with and was a member of NEAC and RBSA and had first exhibition with her brother at Carfax Gallery, 1912. Represented in The Earthly Paradise exhibition at Fine Art Society, 1969. Cheltenham Art Gallery devoted a show to her in 1984. Tate Gallery holds her picture Noah’s Ark. She and her sister Edith, who married the artist Henry Payne, were known as “the masterful Miss geres”.