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Traquair, Phoebe Anna (Moss, Phoebe Anna) [1852-1936. UK. Enameller/Jewellery Designer/Embroiderer/Painter]


Phoebe Anna Traquair was born Phoebe Anna Moss in Kilternan, County Dublin, Irel… subscribers only

The Victory” from “The Progress of the Soul”, silks, gold and silver thread on linen by Phoebe Anna Traquair, 1899-1902

The Victory” from “The Progress of the Soul”, silks, gold and silver thread on linen by Phoebe Anna Traquair, 1899-1902


1. Allardyce, Fiona. Conservation of Phoebe Anna Traquair murals at Mansfield Traquair Centre, Edinburgh Edinburgh: Historic Environment Scotland, 2007

2. Bowe, Nicola Gordon. ‘Symbolism in turn-of-the-century Irish art’. The GSA Irish Arts Review Yearbook 1989-90 pp. 133-144 [The author examines the neglected subject of Symbolism in Irish visual art. Among artists whose work is discussed are Harry Clarke, AE Russell, Maud Wynne, Percy Gethin, Ethel Rhind, Oliver Sheppard, Beatrice Elvery, Kathleen FoxDora AllenP. Oswald Reeves and Phoebe Traquair]

3. Button, Roger. Arts and Crafts Churches of Great Britain: Architects, Craftsmen and Patrons. Settle, North Yorkshire: 2QT Ltd. (Publishing) Ltd., 2020

4. Caw, James L. ‘The artwork of Mrs. Traquair’ The Art Journal 1898 pp. 143-148

5. Cumming, Elizabeth S. Phoebe Anna Traquair, HRSA, (1852–1936) and her contribution to Arts and Crafts in Edinburgh. Ph.D. thesis, university of Edinburgh, 1987

6. Cumming, Elizabeth. Hand, heart and soul: the Arts and Crafts movement in Scotland Edinburgh: Berlinn Limited, 2006 [ISBN 10: 1-84158-419-3]

7. Cumming, Elizabeth. Phoebe Anna Traquair. Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland in associationwith the National Museums of Scotland, 2005 [ISBN 1 903278 65 1 / ISBN 1 911663 98 1]

8. Cumming, Elizabeth. ‘Patterns of life: the art and design of Phoebe Anna Traquair and Mary Seton Watts’ in Women Artists and the Decorative Arts 1880-1953: the Gender Ornament. Edited by Bridget Ellliott and Janice Helland. London: ‎ Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2002 pp. 15-34

9. Hamilton, Alec. Arts & Crafts Churches. London: Lund Humphries, 2020

10. Modern Scottish Women Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965. Edited by Alice Strang Edinburgh: National Galleries, Scotland, 2015 [Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh in 2015-2016]

11. Morris, A.F. ‘A versatile art worker: Mrs Traquair’. The Studio vol. 34, June 1905 pp. 339-345

12. Phoebe Anna Traquair. Edited by Susan Herzmark and Kennedy Wilson. Edinburgh: Mansfield Traquair Trust, 1993

13. Tidcombe, Marianne. Women bookbinders 1880-1920 London: Oak Knoll Press/The British Library, 1996

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