Henley Royal Regatta, 1959
Framed (ref: 6030)
Oil on canvas
27 x 50 in. ( 68.5 x 127 cm)
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Provenance: Frost & Reed; purchased by the current owner in 1970
Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1959 (245); - A Working Method,Young Gallery Salisbury, March- April 2016, Sotheran's, April-May 2016.
Literature: Charles Cundall - A Working Method, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, published by Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, February 2016.
This scene depicts an eights race during the late 1920s, probably a Grand Challenge Cup final. The perspective shows a degree
of artistic license – the Leander Club and the boating tents have been left out completely, bringing the bridge much closer
to the finish line (and the press box-the middle of the three smaller boxes in the centre of the picture- closer to the bridge).
A companion pair to this oil, commissioned by Harold Rickett and looking towards the start of the race, is owned by Henley