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Sydney Arrobus (1901-1990) - 1968 Watercolour, Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire

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Description

A view of Berkeley Castle in watercolour with pen and ink detailing. With an 'A.E. Tunley & Son Ltd.' label on the reverse. Presented in a gilt and cream frame. Signed on the reverse.On wove.

Condition

Two small areas of discolouration along lower margin. Otherwise in good condition overall.

Size

33.3 x 45.8cm (13.1" x 18")
Framed Size: 41.8 x 53.5cm (16.5" x 21.1")

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Artist Biography

Painter, born in London he first studied at Heatherley's intending to become a commercial artist. For some time following World War I he made a successful living as a Fleet Street artist. During World War II he continued his sketching and recorded many happenings in the Middle East. He began to sell regularly after the war and continued to travel across Europe and the Middle East. He showed for many years at the RI, RBA and SGA. He was perhaps best known for his delightful pen and ink sketches of London and a one-person show of these was held at the Camden Arts Centre in 1986. He served on the committee of the Hampstead Artists’ Council for years. Sixty or so years after his Fleet Street days, one of his advertisements for Du Maurier cigarettes was purchased by the V&A. His work is also represented in the collections of the Ben Uri, Burgh House, Hampstead and the NPG where he has several portraits including those of Sir Basil Spence and Sir Nikolaus Pevsner.

More Information
Code kn583
Artist Sydney Arrobus (1901-1990)
Date 1968
Dimensions 33.3 x 45.8cm
Framed Yes
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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