Geoffrey Tristram - 20th Century Gouache, Bartholomew
A superb study of a cat on a marble topped mantlepiece by the British artist Geoffrey Tristram. Originally painted for a stationery and ceramic range. Due to the successes of the original illustrations Tristram went on the create a large range of paintings and studies of cats. This particular study is titled Bartholemu, "Wherever there’s a fireplace, there’s usually a cat nearby. And when Bartholomew gets too warm, he simply hops onto the mantelpiece to cool down a little and rearrange the ornaments!".
The composition is highly detailed, with intricate brushwork and a masterful control of light and colour. Excellently presented in a white card mount and gilt frame. The artist has signed his name 'Trist' in the base of the stone bust.Signed. On wove.
With some very minor marks to the corners of the frame. Overall the condition is excellent.
32 x 32cm (12.6" x 12.6")Framed Size: 53.5 x 54cm (21.1" x 21.3")
Geoff Tristram has been a professional artist for over 35 years. In this time he has worked for companies such as Penguin Books, Cassells Publishers, Hodder and Stoughton, the BBC, Winsor and Newton, Reeves and many more. Tristram previously rented a studio at Graduate Records in Dudley, which led to him creating the cover artwork for UB40's first two albums, including Signing Off. When he is not at the drawing board Tristram is known for his humorous talks about his frenetic career to all manner of societies. He regularly visits schools and colleges to hopefully inspire the students.
|Dimensions||32 x 32cm|
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