About the Drawing: Fully signed, and dated verso as 26th June 1961, and is in very good condition
About the Artist: The portrait painter Juliet Pannett was born in Hove in 1911 Throughout her long and prolific career she has recorded the faces of the great and good including many Prime Ministers, politicians, lawyers, judges, academics and musicians.
Pannett studied at Brighton College of Art in the 1920s and received her first portrait commission at the age of eighteen from Sussex County Magazine. She was employed to travel around the county drawing local characters, from blacksmiths and rabbit catchers to horse-cab drivers and Crimean war-veterans.
In 1934 Pannett was elected a member of the Society of Graphic Artists and began teaching at a girl's school near Crawley. She acquired her first studio in a mews in Hove and began her foreign travels with trips to Spain, Germany
In 1989, at the age of 78, Pannett was commissioned to paint the Queen at Buckingham Palace. She has exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and was awarded an MBE in 1993.
Twenty-one drawings by this artist are in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London.
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