Vernon de Beauvoir Ward 1905-1985
Victorian street scene of British gentleman and flower girls by well-listed British artist
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18" X 14
Original oil painting on canvas signed lower left Vernon de Beauvoir Ward in original frame
18" X 22"
Excellent, very stable crackling, we took the pictures in the unforgiving Colorado sunshine, so crackling is highlighted and exaggerated to show the absolute condition. Much better in person, mainly visible upon close examination. From the looks of it, the painting belongs to an early period in the artist's life.--perhaps 1920s or 30s. The painting has a companion piece also on auction.
Vernon de Beauvoir Ward, A.R.B.A.
He was born in 1905 in Hampstead, North London. Son of an artist (his father was Albert Ward), Vernon was encouraged to explore his talent for art from an early age and studied art at the famous Slade School. He was elected an associate of the Royal Society of British Artist in 1926 and exhibited at the Royal Society and the Royal institute of Oil Painters. His work was nearly always taken into print with works depicting landscapes and still life studies as well as sporting, figure and portrait painting . This particular image is a vibrant and imaginative painting depicting life in Victorian England. His depiction of figures, animals, flowers, depth, light and shadow are absolutely masterful. The painting has a companion piece, which we intend to list in the near future.
The Royal Society of British Artists
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters