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Charles Cundall
(1890 - 1971)

Study for St Pauls Cathedral

SKU: 6923
Inscribed verso: ‚Äö√Ñ√∫I confirm this sketch of St Paul’s to be the work of my husband Charles Cundall RA RWS – Jacqueline C
Pencil and watercolour on paper
10 ¬Ω x 17 in. (27 x 43.3 cm)

Size:
Height – 27cm
Width – 43.3cm

DESCRIPTION

Exhibited: – A Working Method,Young Gallery Salisbury, March- April 2016, Sotheran’s, April-May 2016. WW2 – War Pictures by British Artists, Morley College London, 28 October -23 November 2016, cat 25.

Literature: Charles Cundall – A Working Method, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, published by Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, February 2016. WW2 – War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 25, page 63.


Royal Airforce Museum Hendon

St Paul’s Cathedral became an inspiration to the British people during the SecondWorldWar .The general population was subjected to the might of the German airforce’s Blitzkrieg attack on major cities across the UK.Throughout the Blitz, St Paul’s miraculously escaped major bomb damage, whilst buildings in the surrounding areas were reduced to rubble. Images of St Paul’s framed by the smoke and fire became a symbol of the nation’s indomitable spirit. In 1945 services at St Paul’s,marking the end of the war in Europe, were attended by 35,000 people.

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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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Falmouth Harbour from the Town Quay, 1940
£14,000.00
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Dieppe with Figures on the Quayside and Boats Moored, circa 1930
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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
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Study for Excavation in Park Lane, early 1960s
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Study for the Central Cricket & Recreation Ground, Hastings, c.1952
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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
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Porta Capuana, Naples, 1920’s
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Calm in the Baltic, 1935
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Study for Laying the Commemoration Stones of the new Minicipal BuildingsBristol, 1939
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Approaching the Bridge, 1935
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Tuilleries Gardens, 1955
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Lockheed Hudson, c.1942
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Study for Coastal Operational Training Unit (Limavady, Northern Ireland), circa 1942
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