HUTTON, Dorothy. ~ 'Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments'. Sonnet 119
A particularly fine piece of illuminated calligraphy by Dorothy Hutton of the whole of Shakespeare’s famous Sonnet 119. Written out on vellum in gold with an elaborate and exquisite border of different flowers and butterflies. 42 x 29 cms.
In the original frame from Dorothy Hutton’s gallery with her label The Three Shields in Holland Street in Kensington - also written in ink on the back is ‘D. Hutton. Bought by RSC in ?1950?”.
Dorothy Hutton (1889-1984) was British calligrapher, printmaker and painter of some note. She studied in the 1920s at the Central School of Arts and Crafts under F. Ernest Jackson, later opening her own gallery in Holland Street, Kensington, known as The Three Shields Gallery where she exhibited manuscripts, prints, drawings and watercolours. She also exhibited widely elsewhere including the Royal Academy. She was feted for her depictions of flowers and was commissioned by London Transport over several years for a series of seasonal posters advertising flowers in bloom in the city.