WILLIAM TOWNSEND (1909 – 1973) – An original illustration artwork, possibly for a book produced circa 1930s
William Townsend (1909 – 1973): An original illustration artwork, possibly for a book produced circa 1930s. The design is in pink, green and blue watercolour and ink on paper. The painting depicts two figures in a country house garden, with a third female figure under a gazebo.
Dimensions 28.5cm high x 23cm wide approximately.
The painting is signed by the artist in ink to the lower left corner
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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Dimensions: 28cm high x 23cm wide approximately
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Condition Report: In very good overall condition, pinholes to corner and minor handling creases.