A beautiful c.1950 oil on board by Lord Paul Ayshford Methuen RA depicting the artist's studio with light pouring in through two large sash windows.
The work has been meticulously built up with many layers of paint which would have taken some time to achieve. Signed ''Methuen'' lower right and presented in a gilt frame with fabric slip.
The painting comes with excellent provenance having been sold originally through the renowned Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, London.
Artist: Lord Paul Ayshford Methuen RA (English, 1886-1974)
Title: The Studio
Medium: Oil on board
Size: 21 x 17 inches (53 x 43 cm) including the frame
Provenance: Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd; No. 46125
Lord Methuen (Paul Ayshford Methuen, 4th Baron), RA, RWS, PRWA (1886-1974) was a well known painter in oil, watercolour and pastel of landscapes, town scenes and figures subjects. Born at Corsham in Wiltshire he studied art under Sir Charles Holmes and later under Walter Sickert.
He had his first one man show at the Warren Gallery in 1928 and later had several shows with The Leicester Galleries and Colnaghi's. He exhibited extensively at the major galleries, and was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy 1951, full RA 1959, member of the Royal Watercolour Society 1952, Royal Society of British Artists 1939, New English Art Club 1943, and President of the Royal West of England Academy.
His work is represented in a number of major collections, including the Tate Gallery (five examples), the Victoria & Albert Museum, and several collections in the provinces. He lived in London and at the family home at Corsham Court in Wiltshire, where he established an influential art school in 1946.
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