RUSSELL SIDNEY REEVE (1895 – 1970): An original red chalk drawing – Relaxing In The Garden – dated 1935

Russell Sidney Reeve (1895 – 1970): An original drawing, depicting a family seated in deck chairs in a garden. The drawing in red chalk, on paper, mounted to board.

Signed by the artist to lower right corner and dated ’35. Bearing later artists estate/ studio stamp to reverse “Russell Sidney Reeve RE RBA 1895-1970”.

Dimensions: The board 54.25cm wide x 37cm high


The Artist

Russell Sidney Reeve (1895-1970) was a British artist who trained at the Slade School or Art. He was known particularly his drawings of animals.

During the First World War Reeve served as a Lieutenant with the Royal Engineers, where his skill as a draughtsman was noted by William Rothenstein (later the principle of the Royal College of Art). Post War, Rothenstein along with the artist Eric Kennington, where he studied from 1919 – 1922 (under Henry Tonk and Wilson Seer). He later also studied at the Royal College of Art. Russell Reeve’s work can be found in the collections of the Tate Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum and the Imperial War Museum.

Russell Reeve was also one of the contributors to the important School Prints series, with his work “The Elephant Act”. A copy of this School Print is available to buy in our store (as well as further Russell Sidney Reeve drawing):

SCHOOL PRINTS: Russell Sidney Reeve (1895 – 1970) for School Prints Ltd. “The Elephant Act” (aka The Circus), 1947

To read more about the artist see:

Dimensions: The board 54.25cm wide x 37cm high


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Condition Report: Overall good condition, some handling creases, crinkling where attached to mount, minor staining and come minor surface loss (see images).

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