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Charles Cundall:
Study for St Paulís Cathedral

Framed (ref: 6923)
Inscribed verso: ďI confirm this sketch of St Paulís to be the work of my husband Charles Cundall RA RWS - Jacqueline C
Pencil and watercolour on paper
10 Ĺ x 17 in. (27 x 43.3 cm)

 


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 Paulís Cathedral became an inspiration to the British people during the SecondWorldWar .The general population was subjected to the might of the German airforceís Blitzkrieg attack on major cities across the UK.Throughout the Blitz, St Paulís miraculously escaped major bomb damage, whilst buildings in the surrounding areas were reduced to rubble. Images of St Paulís framed by the smoke and fire became a symbol of the nationís indomitable spirit. In 1945 services at St Paulís,marking the end of the war in Europe, were attended by 35,000 people.