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Raymond John Vandenbergh (b.1889) - 1923 Charcoal Drawing, Resting Polar Bear

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A fine charcoal with chalk details study of a resting polar bear by British artist Raymond John Vandenbergh (b.1889). The wildlife artist has beautifully captured the character and magnificence of polar bears. Dated to the lower right hand corner and inscription possibly reads 'Sam'. Monogrammed and Dated. On wove.


In good condition overall. Small 2cm tear to the upper margin and another very small tear to the right hand margin. Some minor creasing.


9.9 x 20.4cm (3.9" x 8")
Sheet: 22.9 x 34.9cm (9" x 13.7")

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Sulis Fine Art is proud to present this impressive collection of studies by British wildlife artist Raymond John Vandenbergh (b.1889). Our selection includes fine pastel and pencil studies showing tigers, agouti, elephants and a reclining polar bear. Vandenbergh also produced a number of realistic and sensitive portraits.

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Artist Biography

Raymond John Vandenbergh (b.1889) was a painter of animals, portraits and landscapes in oil, pastel and watercolour. Vandenbergh initially attended the Hornsey School of Art and later received instruction under the renowned animal and wildlife painter, Arthur Wardle.

Vandenbergh gained much success as a wildlife painter going on to exhibit his paintings at the Royal Academy and at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

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Code ps858
Artist Raymond John Vandenbergh (b.1889)
Date 1923
Dimensions 9.9 x 20.4cm
Medium Charcoal
Style Realism
Subject Animals
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