Title ID 14321Collection ID1853
TitleAn Artist in the Shadows: Margaret Dora Mendelssohn Benecke
Date11 April 2016
Genre/TypeProfessionalFilm/Video companyNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsCultural Heritage Local History
RegionalEast Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionStephen Engelhard Angel Productions
CameraStephen Engelhard
DirectorStephen Engelhard
ProducerStephen Engelhard
EditorStephen Engelhard
NarratorDr. Jane Palmer
Other creditsResearcher: Dr. Jane Palmer; Thanks to: Towner Gallery, Bodleian Library, Magdalen College, Hypatia Trust, Eastbourne Local History Society, Eastbourne reference Library, National Art Library at Victoria & Albert Museum, Sheila Hayman & Walter Hayman, Corinne Gibbons
FormatColour Sound
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film tells the life story of the Eastbourne painter Margaret Dora Mendelssohn Benecke (1876-1962) . Margaret was the granddaughter of Felix Mendelssohn. Artist and researcher Dr Jane Palmer interviews relatives, the Towner Gallery, artists and scholars to shed light on the life of this reserved personality.


A still image taken from TID 1432, showing the programmes main opening title text and image. The colour title shows a sepia toned photograph of Margaret Dora Mendelssohn Benecke in the seated position dressed in a hat and coat. Below the photograph is her name in full.