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S Robertson Rodger (1916-1981) - Mid 20th Century Oil, View Near Ansedonia

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Description

A fine oil showing a hilltop view over a landscape near Ansedonia, Tuscany in Italy. The artist has signed to the lower right corner.

The painting has been presented in an unglazed gilt frame with a wide linen slip.

On canvas.

Condition

The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. The frame is in fine condition. The linen slip has some marks.

Size

27.3 x 38.8cm (10.7" x 15.3")
Framed Size: 43.6 x 54.8cm (17.2" x 21.6")

Artist Biography

S Robertson Rodgers (1916-1981) painted as part of the large War Artists' Advisory Committee (WAAC) during World War II. The WAAC bought his work. His key work, Bombers Escorted by Fighters on a Daylight Sweep over the Channel, is owned by the Ministry of Defence.

He exhibited at two major painting societies in the Federation of British Artists (FBA): the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI), and Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI).

The gallery found little is known of what became of the artist's reputation and professional status after the war. It found that he kept on painting and exhibiting into the 1960s and beyond. Primarily a landscape painter, he wrote a significant article entitled "Painting the Open Landscape" during the 1960s.

More Information
Code qb778
Artist S Robertson Rodger (1916-1981)
Date Mid 20th Century
Dimensions 27.3 x 38.8cm
Medium Oil
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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