WILLIAM TOWNSEND (1909 – 1973): An original artwork, possibly a book illustration, signed and dated 1935

William Townsend (1909 – 1973): An original artwork, possibly a book illustration, dated 1935. The design is in mauve pink gouache on paper. The painting depicts a group of Renaissance/ Tudor courtiers in conversation.

Dimensions 28.5cm high x 22.75cm wide approximately.

The painting is signed and dated by the artist in pencil to the lower right corner


The Artist

William Townsend (1909 – 1973) was a British painter and book illustrator known particularly for his landscape paintings. Having studied at Slade School of Art, he held his first show in Bloomsbury in 1932. William Townsend, illustrated a number of books during his career, including The Untidy Gnome by Stella Gibbons and Moonshine and Magic by Alison Uttley. Townsend spent the latter part of his life in Canada. The Tate held a retrospective of the artists work during the mid 1970s.

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WILLIAM TOWNSEND (1909 – 1973) – An original illustration artwork, possibly for a book produced circa 1930s

Dimensions: 28.5 x 22.75cm

Price: £70

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Condition Report: Very good condition overall, minor handling creases only.

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