Gilmore, Maeve (1917-1983)

Mervyn in anguish

630 by 500mm (24¾ by 19¾ inches)
Mixed media on board
Gilmore, Maeve: A World Away...A memoir of Mervyn Peake, Gollancz, 1970
Painted by Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake’s wife in the last years of his life. At this time in the 1960s Peake was suffering from a mixture of physical and mental conditions, which were probably misdiagnosed.
Maeve gives a very moving account of matters in her biography of Mervyn, ‘A World Away, a Memoir of Mervyn Peake. 

From the estate of the artist, by descent

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