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Honeycomb & Hollyhocks by Stuart Armfield

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A still-life in tempera, painted on a structured panel and within the original strained pine frame. 


19.5 in x 23.5 in

overall dim: 26.5 in x 30.5 in 


Stuart Armfield was born in Sanderstead, Surrey in 1916 and went on to study at West of England College of Art, Bristol. He worked at Ealing Film Studios for five years, between 1935 and 1940. He then learned the technique of painting in tempera, from his cousin Maxwell Armfield, going on to write the manual 'Tempera Painting'. He lived and worked in the West Country, firstly Looe in Cornwall and then Plymouth, going on to produce Symbolist pictures which were sought after by collectors such as King Hassan of Morocco, the exiled Prince Chula of Tailand and the actor Eric Portman. He exhibited at the Royal Academy six times between the years 1949 and 1956; all tempera.


Ironically for a Quaker pacifist and World War II conscientious objector, the only work of Armfield's held in a British public collection at the time of his death in 2000 was 'Anti-Invasion Obstructions' at The Imperial War Museum.


Item Code: 3448

£ 1100

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