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Sydney Arrobus (1901-1990) - 20th Century Watercolour, Cambridge Square



A captivating watercolour painting with pen and ink by the artist Sydney Arrobus. The scene depicts a street scene with figures. Signed to the lower left-hand corner. There is a label on the revere inscribed with the location. Presented in a double card mount and in an off-white wooden frame. On watercolour paper.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. Some marks and trapped dirt to the mount. Scuffing and marks to the frame.


33.5 x 49.5cm (13.2" x 19.5")
Framed Size: 50.8 x 66.5cm (20" x 26.2")

Artist Biography

Painter, born in London, he first studied at Heatherley's intending to become a commercial artist. For some time following World War I, he made a successful living as a Fleet Street artist. During World War II, he continued his sketching and recorded many happenings in the Middle East. He began to sell regularly after the war and continued to travel across Europe and the Middle East. He showed for many years at the RI, RBA and SGA. He was perhaps best known for his delightful pen and ink sketches of London, and a one-person show of these was held at the Camden Arts Centre in 1986. He served on the committee of the Hampstead Artists’ Council for years. Sixty or so years after his Fleet Street days, one of his advertisements for Du Maurier cigarettes was purchased by the V&A. His work is also represented in the collections of the Ben Uri, Burgh House, Hampstead and the NPG where he has several portraits including those of Sir Basil Spence and Sir Nikolaus Pevsner.

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Code qr633
Artist Sydney Arrobus (1901-1990)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 33.5 x 49.5cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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