About Laura Anning Bell (Richard)
Laura Anning BELL 1867–1950
Portrait painter, working mainly in pastel. Born in France of English parents, née Richard. Studied in Paris under Robert-Fleury and at the Slade School under Legros. During her first marriage exhibited under the name Richard-Troncy; then, after her second marriage to the painter Robert Anning Bell, used his name, sometimes hyphenating it. Exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1897, winning an Honourable Mention 1902 and Bronze and Silver Medals 1913 and 1920; also exhibited at the R.A. from 1921. Joint exhibition with Mary Davis at the Fine Art Society 1919. Died 25 July 1950 in London.
Published in: Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I