Nothing Like Leather - Interior of a Saddler's Workshop
Nothing Like Leather - Interior of a Saddler's Workshop


Nothing Like Leather - Interior of a Saddler's Workshop

c. 1935 United Kingdom

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£900 gbp
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Thomson was born in Bangalore, India, where his father was a British civil servant. Deaf from birth he was educated at the Royal School for Deaf Children at Margate. Although he spent some time at the London Art School in Kensington he was a largely self-taught artist and initially worked as a commercial artist and poster designer. In the 1930s he created a series of murals for the Duncannon Hotel in London. He was was an Official War Artist to the Royal Air Force in World War II and in 1942 took over the post from which Eric Kennington had recently resigned. In 1945 he was elected to the Royal Academy and became a respected society portrait painter and muralist.

The current work was commissioned by the advertising agency Clifford Martin Ltd for a series of scenes of industry to be used by ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) and dates to the mid 1930s.
Height 35.50 cm (13.98 inches)
Width 45.50 cm (17.91 inches)
External Height 58.00 cm (22.83 inches)
External Width 67.00 cm (26.38 inches)
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Watercolour and gouache
Signed with initials; bears title on a label attached to the reverse
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