Australian female artist, Nellie Govett (Helena Nellie Govett) was born in 1882, Melbourne Victoria.
She was the mother to renouned Australian artist James William Govett (1910-2008).
Nellie studied under the tuteledge of Max Meldrum (1931-1950) and was twice an Archibald finalist, (1929 and 1938). In the 1950’s Nellie and her son James held several joint exhibitions of their work and in 1993 a retrospective of their work was held at Soroptomist House, South Yarra, Victoria.
Signed lower right N Govett. Oil on composite board in its 0riginal wooden frame.
The painting has been professionally cleaned & restored, and is ready to hang.
Measures including frame: 48cm wide, 53cm high.