Props, circa 1951
Framed (ref: 479)
Signed and titled on the reverse
Egg tempera on panel, 24 × 20 in. (61 × 50.8 cm.)
Provenance: private collection, USA
Exhibited: Society of British Artists, year unknown
the evidence of the address on the reverse, this painting can be dated
to around 1951, when the artist moved from Polperro to Looe (both
in Cornwall). Armfield, like his uncle, Maxwell, was an expert on
tempera painting; in 1958 he published Tempera Painting (London and New
York); he also broadcast on the subject on television.
The number on the propeller is its component number, and not the parent vessel’s registration.
We are grateful to Geoff Hassell for his assistance.