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While participating in the preparation of Matter of Age exhibition with Lancaster Arts and Peter Scott Gallery, I thought about women and aging. With this curation I wanted to explore the representation of older women, powerful women, women of different cultures, as well as works of female artists.

26 artworks
Woman
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Peter Scott Gallery

Woman 1962

Adam Niemczyc (b.1914)

Oil on board

H 78 x W 48.5 cm

Peter Scott Gallery

An Old Woman Singing, and a Dog
Photo credit: National Trust Images

An Old Woman Singing, and a Dog

Giacomo Francesco Cipper (1664–1736)

Oil on canvas

H 96 x W 70 cm

National Trust, Stourhead

Study of a Woman Seated, in a Blue Shawl
© the artist's estate & © the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Trust Images

Study of a Woman Seated, in a Blue Shawl

Alan Francis Clutton-Brock (1904–1976) or Evelyn Alice Clutton-Brock (1876–1964)

Oil on canvas

H 61 x W 51 cm

National Trust, Chastleton House

Old Woman in a Wired Cap
Photo credit: National Trust Images

Old Woman in a Wired Cap 19th C

Dutch School

Oil on canvas

H 56 x W 42 cm

National Trust, The Argory

Study of the Bust of an Unknown Older Woman
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Trust Images

Study of the Bust of an Unknown Older Woman

Evelyn Alice Clutton-Brock (1876–1964)

Oil on canvas

H 46 x W 36 cm

National Trust, Chastleton House

Sketch for 'Esther Maria Tuke'
Photo credit: The Tuke Collection, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

Sketch for 'Esther Maria Tuke' c.1903

Henry Scott Tuke (1858–1929)

Oil on wood panel

H 27.2 x W 18.8 cm

The Tuke Collection, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

Sketch of an Old Woman at Cernay-le-Roi, France
Photo credit: The Bowes Museum

Sketch of an Old Woman at Cernay-le-Roi, France c.1865–1869

Joséphine Bowes (1825–1874)

Oil on canvas

H 43.1 x W 35.6 cm

The Bowes Museum

Portrait of an Old Woman
Photo credit: South Ayrshire Council

Portrait of an Old Woman

Rose Valentine

Oil on canvas

H 48.4 x W 35.7 cm

South Ayrshire Council

Old Woman beside a Fire
Photo credit: The Bowes Museum

Old Woman beside a Fire c.1860–1874

Joséphine Bowes (1825–1874)

Oil on canvas

H 32.5 x W 25 cm

The Bowes Museum

Old Welsh Woman
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Carmarthenshire Museums Service Collection

Old Welsh Woman

Walter Stevens Cole (1883–1967)

Oil on paper

H 114.3 x W 86.4 cm

Carmarthenshire Museums Service Collection

Portrait of a Māori Woman
Photo credit: Haslemere Educational Museum

Portrait of a Māori Woman

Vera Cummings (1891–1949)

Oil on canvas

H 19 x W 14 cm

Haslemere Educational Museum

Portrait of an Old Woman in a Cartwheel Ruff and Black Hat
Photo credit: National Trust Images

Portrait of an Old Woman in a Cartwheel Ruff and Black Hat c.1618/1625

Cornelius Johnson (1593–1661)

Oil on panel

H 76 x W 63.5 cm

National Trust, Uppark

Cotswold Study, Head of a Woman
Photo credit: Tolsey Museum

Cotswold Study, Head of a Woman 1884

Frances Rose Emeris (1860–1943)

Oil on canvas

H 50.5 x W 40.5 cm

Tolsey Museum

Portrait of an Old Woman
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Cheltenham Trust and Cheltenham Borough Council

Portrait of an Old Woman

Graham Brindley (b.1947)

Oil on canvas

H 37.2 x W 28.5 cm

The Wilson

Mrs Stephens
Photo credit: Penryn Town Council and Museum

Mrs Stephens 1927

Arnold G. Mountfort (1873–1942)

Oil on canvas

H 91.5 x W 71 cm

Penryn Town Council and Museum

Woman Holding a Flower
Photo credit: Birmingham Museums Trust

Woman Holding a Flower c.1908–1922

Gwen John (1876–1939)

Oil on canvas

H 44.8 x W 29.3 cm

Birmingham Museums Trust

A Fishwife
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: North Tyneside Council

A Fishwife 1905 (?)

Nina Anderson (active 1886–1938)

Oil on canvas

H 44.5 x W 24 cm

North Tyneside Council

Old Woman Reading
Photo credit: National Trust for Scotland, Brodie Castle

Old Woman Reading 1861

Thomas Faed (1825/1826–1900)

Oil on canvas

H 73.7 x W 54.6 cm

National Trust for Scotland, Brodie Castle

Dame Annie Maud Burnett (1863–1950), Politician
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: North Tyneside Council

Dame Annie Maud Burnett (1863–1950), Politician

Frank Samuel Eastman (1878–1964)

Oil on canvas

H 126 x W 101 cm

North Tyneside Council

Portrait of a Blood Woman 1895

Nora Foote

Oil on canvas

H 64 x W 54 cm

The Pitt Rivers Museum

Ellen Mitchell
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: London Borough of Bexley

Ellen Mitchell 1919

Hilda Downton (1901–2006)

Oil on canvas

H 77.6 x W 67.2 cm

London Borough of Bexley

Mrs Alington
© the artist. Photo credit: Great Bardfield Historical Society

Mrs Alington c.1973

Philippa Mary Thomas (b.1919)

Oil on canvas

H 50.6 x W 40.9 cm

Great Bardfield Historical Society

Portrait of an Old Man (or Woman) Praying
Photo credit: National Trust Images

Portrait of an Old Man (or Woman) Praying 1500–1530

Flemish School or German School

Oil on panel

H 10 x W 8.5 cm

National Trust, Ham House

The Kipper Woman
Photo credit: Pannett Art Gallery

The Kipper Woman c.1900

Edith Bateson (1867–1938)

Oil on canvas

H 40.5 x W 30.5 cm

Pannett Art Gallery

Self Portrait
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Trust Images

Self Portrait

Evelyn Alice Clutton-Brock (1876–1964)

Oil on panel

H 52 x W 42 cm

National Trust, Chastleton House

Miss Kent
© Louth Museum. Photo credit: Louth Museum

Miss Kent 1983

Elaine Drewery (b.1939)

Oil on canvas

H 50.8 x W 40.7 cm

Louth Museum