Charles Cundall: Possibly a study for Tobermory from the Admiral’s Flagship, c. 1942 - on Charles Cundall

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Charles Cundall:
Possibly a study for Tobermory from the Admiral’s Flagship, c. 1942

Passe-partout (ref: 4513)

Pencil and watercolour on paper

7 x 9 5/8 in. (17.5 x 24.5 cm)


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Provenance: Acquired directly from the Artist's Daughter


Exhibited: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Morley College London, 28 October -23 November 2016, cat 16. 

Literature: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 16, page 54. 

This is possibly a study for Tobermory from the Admiral’s Flagship, c.1942, painting now in collection of The Imperial War Museum. 

In July 1940, the WAAC offered Cundall a salaried six-month contract with the Admiralty, focusing on the work of the Merchant Navy: a timely subject that had been urged on the Admiralty by the Chamber of Shipping the previous spring.

In 1941, after a brief lull following the end of his Admiralty employment early in the year, he was transferred to the Air Ministry, where he remained until 1945.  Muirhead Bone wrote the catalogue Forward for one of Cundall’s exhibitions in 1927 praising him as a “detached observer we feel we can trust”.




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