Alfred Bentley RE (1879-1923) - Framed Early 20th Century Oil, Caudebec-en-Caux
DescriptionA wonderful scene depicting the Notre-Dame Church of Caudebec-en-Caux and surrounding town houses by Alfred Bentley RE (1879-1923). The Church was constructed during the 15th and the early 16th centuries. The west portal, decoration of the spire of the tower, and its stained glass are among the features which make it one of the finest churches of the Rouen diocese. The delicate brushstrokes and impressive attention to architectural detail are typical of Bentley's work. Belonging to a large group of artists working throughout the 19th and early 20th Century, Bentley drew his inspiration from his travels to mainland Europe. Inscribed on the reverse with the location. Well presented in a fine gilt frame. Signed. On canvas on stretchers.
Overall the condition is very good. With some minor discolouration and a few light surface abrasions. Inspection under UV light reveals a minor section of restoration to the cathedral tower where a small hole has been repaired and overpainted. Small marks to the frame.
39.5 x 29cm (15.6" x 11.4")Framed Size: 49.5 x 39.5cm (19.5" x 15.6")
Etcher, who studied under Sir Frank Short at the South Kensington Schools, London. There, he became a lifelong friend of his fellow classmate, Malcolm Osborne and for many years shared the same studio. Bentley was elected an Associate of the RE in 1908 and became a full member in 1913. His etchings and drypoint engravings were frequently exhibited at RA and RE. Bentley who joined the Artists' Rifles in 1915 won an MC in the Norfolk Regiment during the World War I, dying from injuries a few years later. Examples of his work are in the AO, BM and V&A.
Caudebec-en-Caux, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France, 76490
|Artist||Alfred Bentley RE (1879-1923)|
|Date||Early 20th Century|
|Dimensions||39.5 x 29cm|
|Subject||Architecture & Cityscapes|
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