Attrib. Maurice Frederick Codner ROI (1888-1958) -Framed Oil, Green Hills
DescriptionA wonderful impressionist landscape by the British artist Maurice Codner. Here he has depicted a lush green hillside with verdant trees. Completed in natural tones and loose, expressive brushwork. Label from the Maurice Codner Memorial Exhibition indicating that this particular painting was included in the exhibition from June to July 1959. Very well presented in a vintage white frame. On board.
The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some surface dirt. Inspection under UV light reveals no restoration. Minor Marks to the frame.
32.3 x 43.7cm (12.7" x 17.2")Framed Size: 44.5 x 54.7cm (17.5" x 21.5")
Painter, born in Stoke Newington, London, the son of William Squires Codner and iron merchant. Codner was educated at the Stationers' Company School at Hornsey, north London. It is possible he may have had art tuition at nearby Hornsey School of Art but no confirmation is as yet possible. During the World War I Codner served in France in the Royal Devon Hussars. His parents owned property at Dedham, Essex, where in 1919 he was befriended by Alfred Munnings while out hunting. At some point, Codner attended the Colchester School of Art but is recorded by Munnings as working as a part-time assistant curator at the Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood, London, in the late 1920's.
He is best known as a portrait painter of various civic dignitaries. His sitters included Field Marshal Lord Alexander of Tunis, Lloyd-George, HRH George VI and HRH Queen Elizabeth II. His 'celebrity' portraits included George Robey, Evelyn Laye, Leslie Henson, Kathleen Ferrier and his friend Alfred Munnings. Many were shown regularly at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
|Artist||Attrib. Maurice Frederick Codner ROI (1888-1958)|
|Date||Early 20th Century|
|Dimensions||32.3 x 43.7cm|
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