Junk Girl

A junk is a type of Chinese ship.  Eleanor Allen Moore (sometimes known by her married name Robertson) lived in Shanghai and painted the local people in their own environments, going about their daily business.  This girl's family, probably even herself, would have worked on the junks.   Eleanor Allen Moore was born in Northern Ireland but moved to Scotland with her family as a child. They settled in Ayrshire when she was 6 and she attended Kilmarnock Academy for a short period before studying at Glasgow School of Art. In 1922 she married a doctor and moved with him to China when he took up a post in the Public Health Department in Shanghai.
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Eleanor Allen Robertson (1885 - 1955)
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450 x 285mm
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watercolour on card
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