The Sabbath Eve

Study for “The Demolition of Waterloo Bridge, 1935”. Charles Cundall. 1935.Oil on panel, 9 1/4 x 15 3/4 inches (23.5 x 40 cm) inches. The finished painting was exhibited at the 1935 Royal Academy. Click on image to enlarge it. Courtesy of the Liss-LLwellyn Gallery.

Liss and LLwellyn Point out that “powerfully emotive subject, the removal of this much loved 18th-century bridge to make way for a modern replacement [shows the artist] taking on Muirhead Bone, acknowledged master of the demolition subject. . . His soft rich colour coupled with strength of design managed to do something Bone had not achieved” (39).

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Charles Cundall. Ed. Sacha Llewellyn and Paul Liss. London: Liss-LLwellyn Gallery, Sotheran’s, and Young Gallery, 2016.

Last modified 20 May 2016