Laurence H.F. Irving (1897-1988) - Mid 20th Century Oil, Stormy Seascape

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Seller: sulisfineart (16,162) 99.9%, Location: Bradford-on-Avon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 233257339292 Home Paintings Drawings Prints Other Mixed Media Antiques Textile Art Other Art --> View All Artworks Laurence H.F. Irving (1897-1988) - Mid 20th Century Oil, Stormy Seascape Click an Image to See it Full-size Details Payment Shipping Terms of Sale View in Room Description A wonderful atmospheric seascape by the British artist Laurence H.F. Irving (1897-1988). With expressive brushwork and areas of impasto, adding movement and life to the composition. Unsigned. On board. Condition The condition is typical for a picture of this age. With some surface dirt and discolouration. Minor surface marks. Inspection under UV light shows no sign of restoration. Collection Information From a collection of works acquired at the studio sale of Laurence Irving. While some are signed, all are from the artist's studio.Biography Laurence Henry Forster Irving OBE RDI (1897-1988) was a painter, illustrator, theatre designer and author, born in London. A grandson of Sir Henry Irving, the great actor-manager, he was educated at Wellington College and was a pilot in World War I in the Fleet Air Arm. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre in 1916. Post-war, he studied art at the Byam Shaw School of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools, London. Following an intermission in Hollywood, where he was art director to the silent film star Douglas Fairbanks Sr., for 'The Man in the Iron Mask' and 'The Taming of the Shrew'. In 1931, he was responsible for the scenic side of four major productions among them the first revival of Maugham's 'The Circle' and the dramatised version of the 'Good Companions'. Irving designed the first production of T. S. Eliot's 'Murder in the Cathedral' and worked on three plays by J.B. Priestley. At the outset of Wold War II, he rejoined the RAF in which he served until 1945. Post-war he worked on plays at the Old Vic Company led by Sir Michael Redgrave, and others involving Donald Wolfit. Irving illustrated Conrad's 'The Mirror of the Sea' and Antoine de Saint-Exupery's 'Flight to Arras. By 1947, he was producing the film version of the Victorian classic 'Uncle Silas'. His exhibiting career included shows at the FAS, Agnew's, GI and RSMA and he was also appointed RDI. Towards the end of his life, his work was shown on occasion at the Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold. Examples of his work are held in the collection of the V&A. You can view our full collection of these here. Details Size: 27.8 x 43.5cm (10.9" x 17.1")Sheet: 30.5 x 45.7cm (12" x 18") Product Code: kn982 Framed: No Includes a Certificate of Authenticity We accept payment via Paypal, credit or debit card. All our artworks are packaged to a very high standard, using protective cellophane wallets, hardboard backing, and bubble wrap. Framed pictures are packed into custom made cartons. Some works on paper are shipped in extra-thick postage tubes when this is the safest method of transport. Glass is usually removed from frames prior to shipping as despite our best effort, carriers manage to break the glass and often the broken glass damages the artwork. We offer a 30-day money back no quibble guarantee Every item comes with a certificate of authenticity providing a lifetime money-back guarantee of the accuracy of our description Need to know All of our items come with a Certificate of Authenticity Artist Biography Born in the leafy suburbs of Woking, Surrey in 1954, Richard's family moved to Australia a year later where they settled near Adelaide, and then in Woomera in South Australia. It was in Australia that Richard first began to discover his passion for the arts. Living in Woomera's arid and dry landscape, Richard became fascinated by colour and abstraction, using the library as his inspiration. You can view our full collection of these here. --> About Sulis Fine Art Sulis Fine Art started as an eBay art gallery in 2008. Bill, one of the directors was joined by his son, Dan, in 2012. Staff were gradually added as the business grew. Bill and Dan (now managing director) are joined by 4 art historians/ gallery specialists, 2 stock controllers/dispatchers and an art conservation specialist. We operate from offices outside of Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and utilise various humidity controlled off-site storage facilities in the local area. Sulis Fine Art has one of the largest selections of original art for sale on the web and over 14,000 positive feedbacks on eBay. The art in our online gallery has been handpicked by our team of highly qualified art historians. We try our hardest to ensure that artworks are described and photographed as accurately as possible. This includes using strobe lighting and colour calibrated screens to colour check our images. View All Artworks View More --> Date of Creation: 1900-1949, Size: Medium (up to 36in.), Medium: Oil, Originality: Original, Condition: Used, Listed By: Dealer or Reseller, Subject: Landscape, Style: Impressionism, Artist: Laurence H.F. Irving (1897-1988)

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