Artistic Couples: Charles Mahoney and Dorothy Bishop

As the fourth in our series of online exhibitions, Artistic Couples, we are delighted to present works for sale by Dorothy Bishop (1902-1984) & Charles Mahoney (1903-1968)

Mahoney and Bishop were part of a golden generation of students (many of whom also became teachers) at the Royal College of Art (RCA) during the interwar years. Alongside the RCA artists that everyone has heard of, such as Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, John Piper and others, there was another group of exceptional artists including Mahoney, Barnett Freedman and Evelyn Dunbar who today are less well known. The reason for this is not always discernible. RCA principal, John Rothenstein, recalled in his memoirs that the two RCA students that most stuck in his mind in terms of genius were Henry Moore and Charles Mahoney. Who knows what posterity has in store for these less well-known artists? Many were every bit as highly regarded as their contemporaries in their own day, but have since disappeared from view. For instance, when Mahoney worked alongside Bawden and Ravilious on the Morley College murals his work was both larger and took centre stage. And though Ravilious today is more famous than Barnett Freedman, it was the latter who enjoyed a higher profile in his lifetime.

Works FEATURED in this Exhibition

SKU: 10389

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Study of a seated muse

£1,175.00

Reserved
SKU: 10370

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Study for Autumn, 1950
Forthcoming
SKU: 10372

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Allegory of Four Winds, circa 1925
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SKU: 9792

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Thistles in a glass jar, circa 1930
SKU: 9773

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

A sheet of studies of roses

£2,500.00

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SKU: 9451

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Bathsheba
SKU: 9196

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Gas Mask Drill, Ambleside, circa 1942

£975.00

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SKU: 8498

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Gas Mask Drill, Ambleside, circa 1942
SKU: 7710

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Study of Piano Accordion for Morley College mural, 1927

£420.00

SKU: 6971

Dorothy Mahoney [nee Bishop] (1902 - 1984)

Happy Christmas & a Merry Decimalization Year, 1971

£225.00

SKU: 6350

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

The full size preparatory cartoon for The Birth of the Virgin, Campion Hall, circa 1941

£1,950.00

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SKU: 6221

Dorothy Mahoney [nee Bishop] (1902 - 1984)

A Happy Christmas and New Year from Dorothy Mahoney
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SKU: 5073

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Ambleside, possibly the waterhead hotel, circa 1942
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SKU: 4788

Dorothy Mahoney [nee Bishop] (1902 - 1984)

The front garden at Oak Cottage, c. 1945
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SKU: 4789

Dorothy Mahoney [nee Bishop] (1902 - 1984)

Oak Cottage from the back garden, c. 1945
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SKU: 3482

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Study of various flowers
SKU: 3483

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Mullein leaves with mildew silvering the greens

£1,675.00

SKU: 3295

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Gourd

£650.00

SKU: 3296

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Study of plant bulbs, circa 1940

£395.00

Private
SKU: 2644

Dorothy Mahoney [nee Bishop] (1902 - 1984)

Six sheets of studies from Memory Book
SKU: 2648

Dorothy Mahoney [nee Bishop] (1902 - 1984)

Study from the Queen Mary Psalter, late 1920’s

£1,500.00

SKU: 2640

Dorothy Mahoney [nee Bishop] (1902 - 1984)

Walled Garden Amongst Kentish Orchards, early 1950’s

£6,500.00

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SKU: 2641

Dorothy Mahoney [nee Bishop] (1902 - 1984)

Study of cottage garden flowers, Borage, dianthus, geranium, violet and wild strawberry
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SKU: 2638

Dorothy Mahoney [nee Bishop] (1902 - 1984)

Song of Songs, from the Queen Mary Psalter, late 1920’s
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SKU: 2639

Dorothy Mahoney [nee Bishop] (1902 - 1984)

Design for Screen Print on Silk, Dress Fabric, mid 1920’s
SKU: 2502

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Standing nude, rear view

£860.00

SKU: 2162

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Still life with paint pot and flowers in a vase

£2,900.00

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SKU: 2171

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Study of Anemones in a decorated vase
SKU: 2143

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Study of Nasturtiums

£2,150.00

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SKU: 1744

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Auriculas in pots, 1950s
SKU: 1745

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Lily heads and stems, 1950s

£500.00

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SKU: 1700

Dorothy Mahoney [nee Bishop] (1902 - 1984)

Biplane
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SKU: 1639

Dorothy Mahoney [nee Bishop] (1902 - 1984)

Market Scene, circa 1926
SKU: 228

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Bonfire of the vanities, circa 1950

£1,930.00