W. Cecil Dunford RDS FRSA (1885-1969) - Watercolour, The Last Sacrament, Bruges
DescriptionA scene in Bruges, Belgium, by the World War I artist William Cecil Dunford of the last sacrament at the Bridge of St Boniface. Presented glazed in a white wash line mount and thin wooden frame. Signed and inscribed with the location to the lower-right edge. The title and artist's name are also inscribed to the lower edge of the mount. Artist's label to the reverse. On watercolour paper.
There is some foxing and some minor dirt trapped beneath the glazing. Overall in very good condition.
29.6 x 49.7cm (11.7" x 19.6")Framed Size: 51.3 x 66.6cm (20.2" x 26.2")
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William Cecil Dunford RDS FRSA (1885-1969) was a World War I artist born in Bromley, Kent. He was educated at Alleyn's School, Dulwich, and Culham Diocesan Teacher Training College before becoming attached to the Historical Records Department with the Australian Forces and the YMCA. He became a war artist when based at Bailleul and Ypres. Many of his drawings are of men at rest, in canteens, on the roads, outside their tents, and attending concerts. Several of his works are in the Memorial War Museum, Canberra, Australia. A number were held by the YMCA Headquarters in London but were destroyed when the building was bombed in 1940. Many of his sketches from the Front were reproduced in Australian, New Zealand, and American magazines. A watercolour of Queen Mary's YMCA dugout was purchased by Queen Mary. He held several exhibitions in Leicester and exhibited in the Cartwright Hall, Bradford. His series of pen and ink drawings of British Cathedrals was published weekly in the Church Times. Dunford was Senior Art Master at Wyggeston Boys' Grammar School in Leicester from 1921 to 1950, and he was also an Art Master at Harvey's Grammar School in Folkestone. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1939.
L'Ornay, Vendée, Pays de la Loire, France
|Artist||W. Cecil Dunford RDS FRSA (1885-1969)|
|Date||Early 20th Century|
|Dimensions||29.6 x 49.7cm|
|Subject||Architecture & Cityscapes|
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