Anna Zinkeisen (1901-1976):
A Hooded Falcon, circa 1955
Framed (ref: 9873)
Oil on board
17.9 x 15 in. (45.5 x 38 cm)
Provenance: The Refectory Club, Mayfair
Literature: Philip Kelleway, Highly Desirable: The Zinkeisen Sisters and Their Legacy, Leiston, 2016 (First edition 2008), p. 108 .Josephine Walpole, Anna: A Memorial Tribute to Anna Zinkeisen, London, 1978, p. 18.
This painting was commissioned to accompany murals for the Refectory Club off Mayfair’s Park Lane where Zinkeisen produced a series of murals in the mid 1950s, on a mediaeval theme to tie in with the 14th century vaulted premises.
Publicity about the opening of the club and the murals appeared in the Sunday Mail, 8th May 1955 entitled 'Scot sets Mayfair Talking', which includes a publicity photograph of Zinkeisen together with the Hollywood actress Elizabeth Allen [famous for 1930s film Mark of the Vampire], standing beside one of the larger murals.
We are grateful to Philip Kelleway for assistance.