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Mahoney, Charles

(1903 – 1968)

View along Oak Cottage garden, circa 1940

SKU: 604

Oil on Windsor and Newton canvas board, 12 x 14 in. (30.5 x 35.5 cm.)

Size:
Height: 30.5cm
Width: 35.5cm

DETAILS

Provenance:
The Artist’s Family
Presentation:
unframed

DESCRIPTION

The garden at Oak Cottage was a constant inspiration for Mahoney. He first lived at Oak Cottage from 1937- 40, during which period he renovated it, and again from 1945 until his death in 1968. Once the garden that he planted had matured, he seldom worked anywhere else. 

His daughter noted that the paintings produced here were a ‘celebration of the beauty that lies in ordinary back gardens, and the place that we occupy in the natural world. Humans and plants blend together, the figures always subordinate to the surrounding plants.’

In a pitch pine flat section frame with black inner and outer mouldings.

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THE ARTIST

Mahoney, Charles

1903 – 1968

In his memoir Since 50, Men & Memories 1922-1938 (New York,1940, p. 236) the first two names that appear on William Rothenstein list of top Royal College of Art students were Henry Moore and Charles Mahoney – the list continues with the names of luminaries such as Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman Edward Le Bas, and Evelyn Dunbar. The process of reassuring Mahoney’s place in 20th century British Art has had several important milestones including the 1975 Ashmolean exhibition, the Liss Fine Art/Fine Art Society touring show (2000) and Mahoney’s predominant feature in Tate Britain’s The Art of the Garden, (2005) – but the process of reassessment still has a long way to go.

Painter, muralist, draughtsman and teacher. Born Cyril Mahoney in London – his fellow-student Barnett Freedman re-christened him Charlie at the Royal College of Art, which he attended 1922-6 after a period at Beckenham School of Art under Percy Jowett. Early on, Mahoney established a reputation as a conscientious teacher. He was at the Royal College 1928-53, from 1948-53 as a painting tutor, and was noted there for his concern for academic discipline. His portrait is included in Rodrigo Moynihan’s celebrated Teaching Staff of the Painting School at the Royal College of Art, 1949-50. From 1954 to 1963 he taught at the Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting and from 1961 to 1968 at the Royal Academy Schools. He painted murals at Morley College 1928-30 with his colleagues Eric Ravillious and Edward Bawden. Unfortunately these murals were destroyed during World War II. The work led to further murals: at Brockley School, Kent, with Evelyn Dunbar; and at Campion Hall Lady Chapel, Oxford. His oil paintings are frequently of a religious nature. He was a skilled botanist, and many of his drawings depict his garden at Wrotham, Kent. He exhibited at NEAC and the RA, being made an RA elect in 1968. He is represented in the Tate Gallery and other public collections. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, held a memorial exhibition in 1975. Exhibitions were held in 2000 at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Royal Museum and Art Gallery, Canterbury, and the Fine Art Society plc in association with Liss Fine Art.

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Charles Mahoney
Observation Post – Wrotham Hill, circa 1940
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Charles Mahoney
Room at the Queens Hotel, Ambleside, circa 1940
Charles Mahoney
Sheet of Studies of Giant Sunflowers
£2,650.00
Charles Mahoney
Spring
£2,450.00
Charles Mahoney
Angel Playing Tubular Bells
£11,500.00
Charles Mahoney
Muses; Study for Self-portrait of the Artist at Work. 1950’s
£3,500.00
Private
Collection
Charles Mahoney
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
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Charles Mahoney
Studies of Helianthus ‘Miss Mellish’
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Charles Mahoney
Study of a Cabbage
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Charles Mahoney
A sheet of flower studies with anemones, daffodils, poppies and fauna
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Charles Mahoney
Greenhouse Interior, 1930’s
Charles Mahoney
Study of a sunflower head, mid 1930’s
£1,475.00
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Charles Mahoney
Sunflowers at Oak Cottage
Charles Mahoney
Kitchen at Oak Cottage, circa 1937
Charles Mahoney
Bathsheba, late 1940’s
£4,000.00
Charles Mahoney
Study of Nicolas Poussins 1648 painting: Madonna on the steps, mid 1920s
£600.00
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Charles Mahoney
Attendant angel, floating, full size cartoon for The Lady Chapel at Campion Hall, circa 1941
Charles Mahoney
Study for Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, circa 1935
£3,750.00
Charles Mahoney
Study for a fabric design, circa 1940
£1,875.00
Charles Mahoney
Design for a shop interior, circa 1925
£1,850.00
Private
Collection
Charles Mahoney
Autumn, circa 1951
Charles Mahoney
Christmas tree in pot, 1956
£8,500.00
Charles Mahoney
First design for the Thomas More Altar, Cheyne Row, London, mid 1930s
£2,950.00
Charles Mahoney
Study for The Four Winds of Hilly Fields, ceiling design for Brockley County School, c. 1932-36
£1,650.00
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Charles Mahoney
Study of Angels for the Altar Wall of Campion Hall Chapel, mid 1940s
Charles Mahoney
Portrait of Geoffrey Rhoades, 1930
£18,750.00
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Charles Mahoney
Allegory of Paeon, circa 1930
Charles Mahoney
Wheelbarrow and basket
£1,800.00
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Charles Mahoney
Veryan, circa 1962
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Charles Mahoney
Study of Oak Cottage, circa 1940
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Charles Mahoney
Anemonies in a jar, circa 1930
Charles Mahoney
Still life with artist’s pamphlet Christmas Coleus, 1940’s
£5,000.00
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Charles Mahoney
Self-portrait, Ambleside, 1941
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Charles Mahoney
Study of a sunflower in the artist’s garden with rooftops beyond, 1940’s
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Charles Mahoney
The Campion Hall Fathers gathered around Mary’s bed, c. 1942
Charles Mahoney
Studies of a Sunflower Plant, late 1950’s
£2,650.00
Charles Mahoney
The Willow Grove, Great Bardfield, Spring 1933
£6,500.00
Charles Mahoney
Study of Foliage
£3,950.00
Charles Mahoney
The Artist’s Hand
£12,750.00
Charles Mahoney
Distant view of Cotswolds Farm cottage, late 1920s
£5,750.00
Charles Mahoney
Two deckchairs and a watering can in a garden
£1,950.00
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Charles Mahoney
Muses: Landscape, c 1961
Charles Mahoney
The Artist and his Muses, c 1961
£2,500.00
Charles Mahoney
Studies for watering can, mid 1930’s
£2,500.00
Charles Mahoney
Study for Morley College murals, circa 1928
£1,950.00
Charles Mahoney
Mural design for Campion Hall – fleeing figures, circa 1940
£650.00
Charles Mahoney
Adam and Eve (Mahoney and Dunbar) Dancing, c.1934
£1,275.00
Charles Mahoney
Orange box (TRYPTICH)
£3,000.00
Charles Mahoney
Allegory in an allotment, circa 1935
£1,060.00
Charles Mahoney
Study for Adam and Eve, (Tate Britain) circa 1935
£3,500.00
Charles Mahoney
Compositional study for The pleasures of Life at Morley College, 1928-30
£3,960.00
Charles Mahoney
Digs at Ambleside, c.1940
£2,650.00
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Charles Mahoney
Gas Mask Drill (oval with sketch to top right), 1939
Charles Mahoney
Street scene with children wearing gas masks, circa 1940
£1,950.00
Charles Mahoney
The hearth at Oak Cottage, circua 1938
£1,700.00
Charles Mahoney
Still life of bread, brioche and a knife, circa 1935
£3,500.00
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Charles Mahoney
Tulip leaves, (recto); apples branch and bamboo (verso) late 1940s
Charles Mahoney
The beach at Pevensey, circa 1958
£3,500.00
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Charles Mahoney
View along Oak Cottage garden, circa 1940
Charles Mahoney
Study of a Sunflower, late 1940s
£12,000.00
Private
Collection
Charles Mahoney
Ambleside, View from the Library Roof, circa 1942
Charles Mahoney
End of school day
£14,750.00
Charles Mahoney
Lenten Roses
£3,800.00
Charles Mahoney
Woodburner with Cosmos in a vase
£9,500.00
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Charles Mahoney
Still Life with Celery on a blue and white dish
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Charles Mahoney
Study for The Birth of the Virgin, c. 1942
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Charles Mahoney
Study for Wild Sunflowers, mid 1950’s
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Charles Mahoney
The Wise and Foolish Virgins, circa 1928
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Charles Mahoney
Still life with Snakes and Ladders board
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Charles Mahoney
Study for The Visitation, c. 1942
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Charles Mahoney
Study for Fortune & the Boy at the Well, mural at Brockley County School, 1933
Charles Mahoney
Study of a grumpy cherub, for Campion Hall, early 1940’s
£1,250.00
Charles Mahoney
Children sleeping – illustration to a fable, mid 1920’s
£12,750.00
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Charles Mahoney
Fleeing figures, mid 1920’s
Charles Mahoney
Design for the wall above the altar at Campion Hall, Two Angels Overlooking a Garden
£9,500.00
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Charles Mahoney
Adoration of the Shepherds, (Winter), c.1942
Charles Mahoney
Design for the altar wall, Annunciation in an allotment, circa 1942
£7,750.00
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Charles Mahoney
The Birthday Party, circa 1957
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Charles Mahoney
A recital, 1928
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Charles Mahoney
Seated Nude, circa 1928
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Charles Mahoney
Polygonum amplexicaute, circa 1950
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Charles Mahoney
Gourd and Morning Glory, circa 1950
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Charles Mahoney
Almshouses at Wrotham, circa 1940

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