This is a beautiful and well detailed oil on canvas painting originally shown by the artist in 1945 and again 1946 at the Ipswich Art Club now the Ipswich Art Society. The Ipswich Art Society is one of Suffolk’s foremost exhibition organisations for painters, sculptor and printmakers and one which has played a distinguished role in the cultural life of Suffolk’s county town for a century and a quarter.
Many of the great names in Suffolk painting were included among the members of the club such as F.G. Cotman, D. Tollemache, E.R. Smythe and his younger brother Tom, John Duvall, W.R. Symonds, Harry Becker and Alfred Munnings (the only East Anglian artist to have become President of the Royal Academy.
“Making a Landfall” is an impressive painting with stunning colours, details and a distinguished tracked history. The original “Exhibitor’s Ticket” for both exhibitions (1945 and 1946) are still attached at the back of the painting. The canvas shows the stamp where the painting has been exhibited. One of the addresses being the original location of the prestigious Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour ( founded in 1831) in Prince’s Hall, Piccadilly, London. The painting bears the original type written label with title, name of the artist, his address and original price £7.70.
The painting is framed in a gilt painted wooden frame.
Condition Report: The painting is in very good condition.
Dimensions: H: 38 cm (15 inches); W: 59 cm (23 inches);
Provenance: Purchased privately.
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