Audrey (1931). Mary McEvoy (British, 1870-1941). Oil on canvas. Southampton City Art Gallery.

After a long hiatus in McEvoy’s career, she began painting the year after her husband, the painter Ambrose McEvoy, died in 1927. She began to exhibit again, showing a series of portraits of women at the Royal Academy, and at Knoedler’s Gallery, London, in the 1930s.