15th Sep, 2021 10:00

The Autumn Auction

  Lot 20 ARR

Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe OBE RA (1901-1979) The Kestrel

Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe OBE RA (1901-1979) The Kestrel, 1926, signed in pencil bottom right, numbered 65/75, etching, measurements 25.2 x 35.7 cm (PL), frame 49 x 57 cm

Notes: This etching depicts the view from Tunnicliffe's friends home at Lee Farm, showing his farmhouse, Sutton Lane End's village and St James church in the distance. Illustrated in Meyrick R. & Heuser, H. 2017, Charles Tunnicliffe Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne, Royal Academy of Arts, London, p.67

Provenance: consigned from a significant private collection of wildlife art

Sold for £550

Condition Report
This etching is a work on paper, framed under glazing- not examined external to the frame. The sheet appears in good condition, no obvious evidence for rips, creasing or folds. There is one visible foxing spot in the dark cloudy area of the skyline upper left. The surface appears stable. Full margins are present and the platemark clearly defined. The frame is in good condition with solid joints


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