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Ronald Olley (b.1923) - c. 2000 Watercolour, Tour of Rome

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Description

An expressive watercolour study with graphite detail showing a number of landmarks in Rome. Hidden amongst the architecture, Olley's allegorical rabbit and figure can be seen. A recurring motif throughout Olley's work, the characters probably represent the artist and his wife. Laid to backing card. Unsigned. On watercolour paper.

Condition

With some light discolouration to the page.

Size

29.4 x 20.8cm (11.6" x 8.2")
Sheet: 32.3 x 22.7cm (12.7" x 8.9")

Collection Information

Sulis Fine Art is proud to present this fine collection of works from the studio of the British artist Ronald Olley. Some of the works bear the stamp 'ORO', which stands for Owen Ronald Olley, the artist's birth name.

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Artist Biography

Ronald Olley was born in 1923, and studied at both the Harrow Art School and the Central School, London. His father served as a soldier throughout the First World War, and Olley joined the army in 1942. He witnessed the bombing of Bath, England, before being stationed at El Alamein in Egypt, and Italy.

As well as landscape and figure painting, Olley has had numerous commissions for portraits, mainly of women and children. As one of the last artists to paint World War II from personal experience, a significant part of his portfolio depicts battlegrounds and war-torn landscapes. These have been painted using significant research and photographs, alongside Olley's own knowledge of the front line.

His work has been shown at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists, as well as in exhibitions at the Medici Gallery and at Duncan Campbell. His pictures have been bought by collectors in Europe, the USA, Australia, Africa and Japan.

Location

Rome, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, Italy

More Information
Code pr136
Artist Ronald Olley (b.1923)
Date c. 2000
Dimensions 29.4 x 20.8cm
Framed No
Medium Watercolour
Style Impressionism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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