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Dudley Burnside (1912-2005) - 20th Century Oil, Coastal Street Scene



A very fine 20th century oil by the British artist Dudley Burnside. Here the artist has captured a Continental looking harbour with tall townhouses and figures. Possibly completed during the artist's time in France after WWII.

Burnside was a very early member of the Guild of Aviation Artists and exhibited for many years at its annual show. He specialised in oils, using a limited palette based on white and brown tones. Many of his subjects were drawn from his own flying career. In addition, he was particularly keen on painting First World War aviation scenes. He was elected a vice-president of the guild.

This wonderful oil is well presented in a wooden fluted frame with hessian material.

Signed. On canvas on stretchers.


A few minor marks to the edges and corners of the frame. Inspection under UV light reveals no sign of restoration. Overall in fine condition.


45 x 55cm (17.7" x 21.7")
Framed Size: 59 x 70cm (23.2" x 27.6")

Artist Biography

Dudley Henderson Burnside was born on January 26 1912 at Woodford, Essex. He was educated at King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds. Aged 17, he enlisted in the Territorial Army and served as a private soldier with the 14th London Regiment for six years before joining the RAF in October 1935 to train as a pilot.

Burnside had an extremely successful career in the army, completing two tours of operations in Bomber Command during the Second World War he also flew Sunderland flying boats in the Korean war. Rising to the rank of Group Captain.

Burnside died in 2005.

More Information
Code kk433
Artist Dudley Burnside (1912-2005)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 45 x 55cm
Framed Yes
Medium Oil
Style Impressionism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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