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Original Watercolour by Kitty Godley (nee Garman) B.1926 /D.2011) - former wife of Lucien Freud

A rare opportunity to buy an original Watercolour  by Kitty Godley (nee Garman) - former wife of the renowned Artist, Lucien Freud.

Kitty Godley (nee Garman) - Born 27 Aug. 1926 / Died 11 January 2011 -  This watercolour, by Kitty Godley ( nee Garman),  depicts a white walled, extensive house, set in what appears to be wild, windy  and desolate woodland, late in season with fallen leaves on the ground,  under stormy grey clouds. 

Believed to have beeen painted in America this picture is   framed and mounted as viewed,  the rear of the (original)  frame having  the label of "The Rhinebeck Artist's Shop, 56 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572".  

Approx size: Painting:- 10 x  14 ins ( 26 x 37 cms) with  frame measures  20.5 ins x 16 ins (52cms x  41cms)


Price: OIRO £1200.00 

KITTY GODLEY (nee GARMAN) was the eldest Daughter of the Sculptor Jacob Epstein and Kathleen Garman. She studied painting at the Central School of Art in London where she was taught by Benard Meninsk.  She became relatively accomplished and well known in her own right but nothing to the extent of her husband the celebrated Artist Lucien Freud.  

She was the first wife of the said Artist Lucian Freud  (1922 - 2011) marrying in 1948. They   had two daughters together, Annie (b.1948) and Annabel (b.1952).

Following the breakdown of their marriage,  Kitty met and married the renowned Economist Wynne Godley in 1955 who subsequenty became Professor of Applied Economics at Cambridge University. This latter  marriage lasted for over 50 years during which time they had a Daughter, Eve. Kitty and Wynne Godley spent much of their time in the States before returning to the UK.

Provenance: Although bearing no signature,  this painting was given to the current Owner by the Artist (Kitty Godley (nee Garman),  a  well known, but now retired Bank Manager living in Cavendish, Suffolk, England (where Lucien and Kitty lived) as a gesture and mark of friendship and thanks.