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Reverend C.E. Leighton Thomson - 1981 Oil, Pier on the Gambian River



Reverend C.E. Leighton Thomson - Original 1981 Oil. Figures on a pier on the Gambian River, with boats on the water. Inscribed with title and dated to the lower left, signed to the lower right. Inscribed with details about the Gambia on the reverse. Presented in a wooden cream and gold painted frame. Signed and dated. On canvas. Some yellowing to the varnish in areas together with some surface dirt. Inspection under UV light shows some tiny retouchings around the boat. Some surface dirt and small scuffs to the frame.

The Reverend Leighton Thomson, TD, FRGS, was born in South China. His father was American and his mother English. His first schooling was in British Columbia and he was educated at Shrewsbury School and Pembroke College, Oxford, where he took an honours degree in geography. As a young clergyman he served as Assistant Chaplain in Alexandria, Egypt for three years until 1950 when he returned to serve at Chelsea Old Church for 42 years. He left his book “The Rebuilding of Chelsea Old Church” published in 1992. Leighton was an active committee member of the Egypt Diocesan Association (EDA)


29.5 x 39cm (11.6" x 15.4")
Framed Size: 56 x 46.5cm (22" x 18.3")

Collection Information

Part of a collection of landscape oil paintings by Revered Leighton Thomson, including views of Egypt, Trinidad, Jersey, Haiti and Gambia. Many are signed and dated.

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Code kd172
Artist Reverend C.E. Leighton Thomson
Date 1981
Dimensions 29.5 x 39cm
Framed Yes
Medium Oil
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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