Private Collection

Charles Cundall
(1890 - 1971)

Henley Royal Regatta, 1959

SKU: 6030
Oil on canvas 
27 x 50 in. ( 68.5 x 127 cm)

Size:
Height – 68.5cm
Width – 127cm

DESCRIPTION

Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1959 (245); – A Working Method,Young Gallery Salisbury, March- April 2016, Sotheran’s, April-May 2016. 

Literature: Charles Cundall – A Working Method, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, published by Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, February 2016.

This scene depicts an eights race during the late 1920s, probably a Grand Challenge Cup final. The perspective shows a degree
of artistic license – the Leander Club and the boating tents have been left out completely, bringing the bridge much closer
to the finish line (and the press box-the middle of the three smaller boxes in the centre of the picture- closer to the bridge).
A companion pair to this oil, commissioned by Harold Rickett and looking towards the start of the race, is owned by Henley
Royal Regatta.

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THE ARTIST

Cundall, Charles

1890 – 1971

Painter, potter and stained glass artist, born in Stratford, Lancashire. After working as a designer for Pilkington’s Pottery Company under Gordon Forsyth, Cundall studied at Manchester School of Art, obtaining a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, 1912. After World War I army service he returned to the Royal College in 1918, then from 1919 to 1920 attended the Slade, and furthered his studies in Paris. Cundall traveled widely in several continents and became noted for his panoramic pictures, such as Bank Holiday Brighton, in the Tate Gallery (accession no. NO4700). He was a member of NEAC, RP, RWS and other bodies and was a prolific RA exhibitor. He had first solo show at Colnaghi 1927. He was an Official War Artist in World War II, during which time he was sent to Quebec (1944). In the same year he was elected RA. His wife was the artist Jacqueline Pietersen.

His technical facility – especially when working on large panoramic canvases – was remarkable. His pictures are rich with texture, light and movement. He was equally at ease with aerial views, landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes, and was a master of crowd scenes. His work as an Official War Artist has never received the attention it merits.

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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Falmouth Harbour from the Town Quay, 1940
£14,000.00
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Dieppe with Figures on the Quayside and Boats Moored, circa 1930
£8,500.00
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
The British Railways Carry On, 1941
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Portrait of Charles Cundall, circa 1937
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Pont Saint-Michel
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H.M.S. Cyclops, Portsmouth
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New York, circa 1950
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The Duomo, Assisi, early 1920s
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Study for Tobermory from the Admirals Flagship, c.1942
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Sketch for Stourport Power Station, 1956
£1,750.00
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for Excavation in Park Lane, early 1960s
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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for the Central Cricket & Recreation Ground, Hastings, c.1952
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Study for St Pauls Cathedral
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Sketch for Stourport Power Station I, 1956
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Seine Bookstalls & Fishermen
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Henley Royal Regatta, 1959
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Study for Hipper at Kiel, c.1945
£11,000.00
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Porta Capuana, Naples, 1920’s
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Calm in the Baltic, 1935
£2,400.00
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for Laying the Commemoration Stones of the new Minicipal BuildingsBristol, 1939
£8,700.00
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Approaching the Bridge, 1935
£2,750.00
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Tuilleries Gardens, 1955
£6,000.00
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Lockheed Hudson, c.1942
£2,350.00
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Study for Coastal Operational Training Unit (Limavady, Northern Ireland), circa 1942
£14,500.00