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Adrian Cornwell-Clyne MBE FRPS - Mid 20th Century Pen and Ink Drawing, Studies

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Adrian Cornwell-Clyne MBE FRPS - Original Mid 20th Century Pen and Ink Drawing. On blue writing paper, with an address printed on the reverse. Unsigned. Some foxing as shown in photos.

Adrian Bernard Leopold Klein was born in London in 1892, son of the pre-eminent Victorian and Edwardian music professor and critic Herman Klein. His mother was Kathleen Clarice Louise Cornwell, a prolific author who wrote under several names. Adrian Klein also became a writer. He was an artist and wrote books on photography and cinematography. After serving as an officer in the British Army he became a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and changed his name to Adrian Cornwell-Clyne to emphasise his English nationality. In 1921 he designed a colour projector that consisted of a large spectroscope which dispersed spectral lights onto a cinema type screen. In 1932 he gave a demonstration of the new instrument, known as a ‘colour organ’ which ‘was able to project at the will of the player every possible coloured tone in any succession, order or speed’.


15 x 19.7cm (5.9" x 7.8")

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Code mn325
Artist Adrian Cornwell-Clyne MBE FRPS
Date Mid 20th Century
Dimensions 15 x 19.7cm
Framed No
Medium Pen and Ink
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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