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Reverend C.E. Leighton Thomson - Mid 20th Century Oil, Gorey Castle, Jersey



Reverend C.E. Leighton Thomson - Original Mid 20th Century Oil. A view of Gorey Castle, Jersey, with a harbour and sailing boats. With an old label to the reverse, presented in a pale gold painted wooden frame. Unsigned. On canvas. Condition is typical for a picture of this age including some very minor discolouration and spots of surface dirt, but generally the appearance is very good. Inspection under UV light shows no signs of restoration. The frame has a few small scratches and scuffs, but is generally in good condition.

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)


34.5 x 44cm (13.6" x 17.3")
Framed Size: 49.5 x 59cm (19.5" x 23.2")

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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 kd178
Artist Reverend C.E. Leighton Thomson
Date Mid 20th Century
Dimensions 34.5 x 44cm
Framed Yes
Medium Oil
Style Realism
Subject Nautical
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