Study for St Paul’s Cathedral
Framed (ref: 6923)
Inscribed verso: “I confirm this sketch of St Paul’s to be the work of my husband Charles Cundall RA RWS - Jacqueline C
Pencil and watercolour on paper
10 ½ x 17 in. (27 x 43.3 cm)
Tags: Charles Cundall Metropolitan war World War II Paintings by British Artists
Provenance: Acquired directly from the Artist's daughter
Exhibited: - A Working Method,Young Gallery Salisbury, March- April 2016, Sotheran's, April-May 2016. WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Morley College London, 28 October -23 November 2016, cat 25.
Literature: Charles Cundall - A Working Method, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, published by Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, February 2016. WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 25, page 63.
Royal Airforce Museum Hendon
St Paul’s Cathedral became an inspiration to the British people during the SecondWorldWar .The general population was subjected to the might of the German airforce’s Blitzkrieg attack on major cities across the UK.Throughout the Blitz, St Paul’s miraculously escaped major bomb damage, whilst buildings in the surrounding areas were reduced to rubble. Images of St Paul’s framed by the smoke and fire became a symbol of the nation’s indomitable spirit. In 1945 services at St Paul’s,marking the end of the war in Europe, were attended by 35,000 people.