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British Impressionist: Christopher Sanders Ra (1905-1991) 'the Red Dinghy' Oil


£1,250 | $1,664 USD | €1,416 EUR
Item Number: SA675387
Date of manufacture: 1960
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Barton House Antiques
This antique has been viewed 27 times in the past month with the most views from China.


A fine oil by Christopher Sanders RA (1905-1991)
'The Red Dinghy' circa 1960
Oil on canvas 51cmx61cm
The original gallery frame 68cmx78cm
A river landscape on a calm sunny day. The main focus is a little red dinghy moored by on old jetty in the calm blue waters.
Painted en plein air in a fluent impressionist technique typical for the artists style and naturalistic use of color.
Signed lower right, bears original brass nameplate.
Good condition.
Viewing avaialble in our town centre gallery.
Christopher Sanders RA (1905-1991)
A painter and teacher, Christopher Sanders was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, where he attended the School of Art 1922-4, then Leeds School of Art, 1924-6, and the Royal College of Art, 1926-9. It was here that he met his future wife, Barbara. Christopher Sanders was for some years Head of Painting at Harrow School of Art. His landscapes were often detailed studies of grasses foliage and flowers. He exhibited regularly at the RA from the early 1930s, becoming RA in 1961. Six years earlier he won a gold medal at the Paris Salon. He was also a member of the RP.
Christopher Cavania Sanders was selected as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Arts on April 24, 1953, elected as a Royal Academician on 21 February 2 1961, and became a Senior Academician on January 1, 1981. He exhibited frequently and regularly at the Royal Academy from 1933 onwards and also became a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1962. In 1955 he won a gold medal at the Paris Salon.
Sanders was born on 25 December 1905 in Hall Green, a small village near Wakefield, Yorkshire. He studied at the Wakefield School of Art (1922-4), Leeds School of Art (1924-6) and the Royal College of Art (1926-9). He initially earned his living as a commercial artist, designing the Bird’s Custard label and patterns for upholstery in the London underground as well as illustrating several of the Janet and John books and Aesop’s Fables for Nisbet & Co.
Sanders taught for several years at the Harrow School of Art where he was Head of Painting and St. Alban’s School of Art. However, it is as a landscape painter and portraitist that he is best known, particularly his detailed depictions of grasses, foliage and flowers. He showed regularly in Britain and had successful exhibitions of his work in New York.
Christopher Sanders died on 7 August 7 1991. His obituary in The Daily Telegraph noted that “Sanders’s work proved popular and accessible from the beginning of his career” and he “produced paintings that were always intensely personal in feeling and passionate in their view of the natural world”.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1960.


Height = 68 cm (26.8")
Width = 78 cm (30.7")
Depth = 5 cm (2.0")

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Barton House Antiques
Catherine Hill
BA11 1BZ
United Kingdom

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