Lot 5
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Edward Atkinson Hornel

15,000 - 20,000 GBP
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  • Edward Atkinson Hornel
  • Water Carriers at the Irrawaddy
  • signed and dated l.r.: E A Hornel- / 1922-
  • oil on canvas

Catalogue Note

In August 1920 Hornel and his wife Tizzy travelled to Burma aboard S.S. Burma on the first leg of a year-long world tour that took them to Japan, Canada and America. They stayed in Mandalay and Rangoon for three months and of his time there he wrote; 'Since coming to Mandalay, we have got right into things Burmese, & am having quite a good time... Two Burmese gentleman, who paint very well...[were] greatly delighted with my work, said it was the first time they had seen the Burmese type really done right, & the first time Burma had been painted in cool colours as it ought to be...' (Bill Smith, The Life & Work of Edward Atkinson Hornel, 1997, p.120) Hornel painted several pictures of his Burmese recollections, Memories of Mandalay of 1923 (Hornel Trust) being the largest.