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Charles Edwin Montford (1891-1975) - Gouache, Staple Inn, High Holborn

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A delightful study of the Tudor buildings in Holborn, London. With 18th century figures outside on the street. Inscribed on the reverse with a short history of the buildings. Signed.


Overall the condition is very good. With some minor signs of discolouration.


36.9 x 49cm (14.5" x 19.3")
Sheet: 40.8 x 53.3cm (16.1" x 21")

Artist Biography

Charles Edwin Montford was born in Bow, London, in 1891, son of Charles W. Montford, who worked variously as a hairdresser and a lavatory attendant, and his wife Clara. He was an art student in 1911. He worked in comics, primarily as an adventure artist. Strips he drew included "Hopalong Cassidy" (1939) for Radio Fun, "Bob Baker" (1942) and "Roy Rogers" (1944-52) for The Wonder, an adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol (1946) for The Children's Newspaper, "The Captive Outlaw" (1947) for Lucky Dip, "Rolf to the Rescue" (1948) for Starry Spangles, and Kit Carson and Buck Jones stories (1950-57) for Cowboy Comics. He also illustrated books, including an edition of Wuthering Heights. He died in Havering, Essex, in the second quarter of 1975.


Staple Inn, High Holborn

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Code pr243
Artist Charles Edwin Montford (1891-1975)
Date Mid 20th Century
Dimensions 36.9 x 49cm
Framed No
Medium Gouache
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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