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St Matthew Oxhey

 Fr David Shepherd   Vicar

Fr David Shepherd

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The Painting of Reverend Newton Price by Mary Evelina Kindon (c.1831?-1919)

We do not know who commissioned this painting, but it has been handed down through Newton Price’s family. Sadly, it is not in it’s original state. The Reverend Everhard Rowe, uncle of the present owner, reduced it substantially in size, but we have a black and white photograph of the original painting for comparison.

The artist Mary Kindon was born in Victorian London and adopted a style that was being taught in the more progressive continental academies. She often painted mothers and children and seems to have been fond of painting girls in white dresses. She lived within our parish, at St. George, Chalk Hill, Oxhey, until 1919.

She exhibited widely, including Société des Artistes Français, the Paris Salon, the Society of Women Artists and the Royal Academy. She also exhibited at the Bushey Society of Artists in Rudolph Road. Bushey Museum has three works by her in its collections.

We are grateful to Bushey Museum for providing information about the artist.

The painting in its present form

The full-sized original