Thomas Monnington

Lawrence Gowing describes Monnington as a compositional master in the tradition of the great Tuscan and Umbrian fresco painters and quotes lohn Lessore, former pupil, as saying: ‘If anyone ever understood composition, he did, and so drawing, the volume and movement of which he explained geometrically, not in terms of measurement and surface realism: the appearance was always subordinate to the underlying structure… Every pencil mark tells us a bit more about this unique character, the extraordinary originality of his mind, every period of his life ñ the Slade. Italy, the early portraits and murals (House of Commons. Bank of England). the ceilings. the Stations of the Cross, the abstracts, every period makes its own contribution. Only in this way can we grasp the size of his mind and how it evolved and absorbed such an astonishing range of experience, art and life, all perfectly connected and related.

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Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Design for Students Union, University of London, circa 1969
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Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Study of a laurel bush, 1919
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Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Thomas Monnington – Portrait of Winifred Knights
Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Nocera Umbra, 1925
£12,750.00
Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Winter
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Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Study for Christ meeting the woman of Samaria at the well, for Kippen Kirk, circa 1930
Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Design for the ceiling of the Mary Harris Memorial Chapel, (pale ground) University of Exeter, 1956
£11,000.00
Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Baptism, circa 1924
£1,675.00
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Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Design for Students Union, University of London, circa 1969
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Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Study for The Fifth Station, The Cross is laid upon Simon of Cyrene, circa 1960
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Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Suffolk Landscape, late 1930s
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Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Study for Winter, circa 1922
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Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Study for Allegory, c.1924
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Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Study for Allegory
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Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Cartoon for Winter, circa 1921
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Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
The Annunciation, circa 1924/5
Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Portrait of Winifred Knights, circa 1931
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Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
View from the ante-room window, Leyswood, circa 1948