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The River Arun At Littlehampton C1950 Oil On Canvas Ronald Ossory Dunlop Ra Irish 1894-1973


£4,650 | $6,331 USD | €5,176 EUR
Item Number: SA746437
Date of manufacture: 1950
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Bredon Hill Antiques
This antique has been viewed 27 times in the past month with the most views from France.


Ronald Ossory Dumlop moved to Barnham in West Sussex shortly after the end of the Second World War drawn by the light - " as soon as we passed Horsham I used to notice a distinct difference in the light. It was more intense, more diffuse - almost like Provence. The greyness of Surrey seemed to be left behind. It is this marvellous light pervading the landscape hereabouts that is the great attraction to me as a painted. It luminates quite ordinary scenes and foliage and makes them magical."
He was always drawn to harbours, boats and quays, and this scene at Littlehampton was a favourite subject of his and one that was painted several times. This painting in wonderful impasto with such vibrant colours was executed using a palette knife which he favoured for most of his career, only converting to broad brush strokes around 1955. He believed himself to be the person that started the fashion for palette knife paintings in the UK
This painting dates to around 1950 when he was elected a full member of the Royal Academy, at a time when he regularly travelled to the South Coast to paint. " A bus stops outside the front gate with a regular service to Littlehampton, Bognor, Chichester, Arundel, and most of the interesting places round about."
The painting is in excellent condition with no restoration. It has recently been cleaned and varnished and is ready to hang.
Ronald Ossory Dunlop was born in Dublin in 1894. Dunlop trained in art in London, associating with a group of young artists who all exhibited at the Hurricane Lamp Gallery in Chelsea. In 1928 the group published a journal called Emotionism.
Dunlop soon expanded his exhibiting circle, showing with the NEAC and later with the RA and the RBA. He also maintained his Irish connections, returning periodically to paint in Dublin and submitting a number of works to the RHA in the 1940s and 1950s.
Examples of his paintings can be seen in the Crawford Gallery, Cork, and the Tate Gallery and National Portrait Gallery, London
Canvas size 30" x 20" (76cm x 51cm)
Framed size 37" x 27" (94cm x 69cm)
Free delivery mainland UK (or can be collected from near Tewkesbury)
Europe 60
USA 120


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1950.


Height = 69 cm (27.2")
Width = 94 cm (37.0")
Depth = 3 cm (1.2")

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