Charles Cundall: Chateau de St Andre, Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, 1963 - on Charles Cundall



Charles Cundall:
Chateau de St Andre, Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, 1963

Framed (ref: 3587)

Oil on paper

12 1/2 x 17 in. (31.6 x 43.2 cm)

Tags: Charles Cundall oil landscape painted en plein air topography Charles Cundall Cundall: A Grand Tour

Provenance: Acquired directly from the Artist's Daughter

Exhibited: - A Working Method,Young Gallery Salisbury, March- April 2016, Sotheran's, April-May 2016. 

Literature: Charles Cundall - A Working Method, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, published by Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, February 2016.

Cundall's working technique was dependant upon sketching on the spot to create images that would later be worked up into larger paintings in the studio. Here one would find him working form many drawings and colour notes accumulated during some recent journey. He prefers working with such aids to memory, on a fine canvas with soft hog and sable brushes, occasionally using a palette knife, and laying on colour instinctively rather than by methodical system. (William Gaunt, Charles Cundall R.A, A Study of his Life and Work).

Cundall submitted paintings of Avignon to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions of 1952, 1953 and 1964, the latter of which this plein air study is likely to relate to.  Cundall travelled extensively in Europe both before the Second World War and afterwards and his rapidly painted sketches , made on the spot in either gouache or thinned oil, retain a vitality that he did not always manage to recreate in his more formal oil paintings worked up later in his studio.

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