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John Armstrong, A.R.A.
INITIAL STUDY FOR THE POSTER 'CAN SPRING BE FAR BEHIND'
Лот продан 74,500 GBP (Цена продажи с учетом процента покупателя)
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John Armstrong, A.R.A.
INITIAL STUDY FOR THE POSTER 'CAN SPRING BE FAR BEHIND'
Лот продан 74,500 GBP (Цена продажи с учетом процента покупателя)
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John Armstrong, A.R.A.
1893-1973
INITIAL STUDY FOR THE POSTER 'CAN SPRING BE FAR BEHIND'

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Margaret Quass, and thence by descent to the present owner

Описание в каталоге

With the declaration of war in 1939, Armstrong was commissioned by the War Artist’s advisory Committee to work on the Home Front. Most famous of these paintings from the war years are his records of bombed buildings. The present work is the initial study for the proposed poster Can Spring be Far behind?. There is a record of Armstrong bringing in his ‘rough’ for this poster to Sir Kenneth Clark on 5th November 1940 but there is no record of the discussion or what this ‘rough’ looked like. It is thought that the present work could have been this ‘rough’. There are other versions of the work but unfortunately the composition was never made into a poster, apparently because Chruchill thought the tulip as a symbol of birth and regeneration was too optimistic (see Andrew Lambirth, John Armstrong: The Paintings, Philip Wilson Publishers, London, 2009, p.74). Later Can Spring Be Far Behindwas used as the poster for the Royal Academy retrospective of Armstrong’s work in 1975.

We are grateful to Jonathan Gibbs for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.

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