TENNIS, GOLF, SHOOTING, ICE-SKATING, DREAMING – PROPOSED DESIGN FOR DECORATIVE FRIEZE IN THE ITALIAN DRAWING ROOM AT ELTHAM PALACE, COMMISSIONED BY STEPHEN COURTAULD

Tennis, Golf, Shooting, Ice-Skating, Dreaming – Proposed Design for Decorative Frieze in the Italian Drawing Room at Eltham Palace, commissioned by Stephen Courtauld
Tennis, Golf, Shooting, Ice-Skating, Dreaming – Proposed Design for Decorative Frieze in the Italian Drawing Room at Eltham Palace, commissioned by Stephen Courtauld

TENNIS, GOLF, SHOOTING, ICE-SKATING, DREAMING – PROPOSED DESIGN FOR DECORATIVE FRIEZE IN THE ITALIAN DRAWING ROOM AT ELTHAM PALACE, COMMISSIONED BY STEPHEN COURTAULD

Watercolour and pencil
Signed and dated July 6th 1933
12.50 x 49.50cm (4.92 x 19.49 inches)
Stock Code: 1527
£1,750.00

PURCHASE INFORMATION

PURCHASE INFORMATION

Payments can be made by cheque, bank transfer or Paypal. We do not accept credit cards. Please contact me to arrange a purchase. Quotes for shipping, delivery or collection can be obtained on request

Provenance:
The artist's daughter, until 1988.

Exhibited:
London, The Fine Art Society, A Centenary Tribute, Feb 1988, no.43.

Gilbert Ledward was born in London. He was educated at St Mark’s College, Chelsea. In 1905 he entered the Royal College of Art to study sculpture under Edouard Lanteri and in 1910 he entered the Royal Academy Schools. In 1913 he won the Prix de Rome for sculpture, the Royal Academy’s travelling award and gold medal, which allowed him to travel in Italy until the outbreak of the Wold War I. During the war he served as a lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery and was appointed as an official war artist in 1918.

Following the war he was largely occupied as a sculptor of war memorials including the Guards Division memorial in St James’s Park and the Household Division’s memorial in Horse Guards Parade. In 1934, supported by Eric Gill and Edwin Lutyens, he established a company called Sculptured Memorials and Headstones, which promoted better design of memorials in English churchyards. His war memorials after World War II include one in Westminster Abbey to the Submarine Service, Commandos and Airborne Forces.

Ledward was Professor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art (1927-1929) and in 1937 was elected at Royal Academician. He became President of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and a trustee of the Royal Academy.

The present work is a design for an intended decorative frieze for the Italian Drawing Room of Eltham Palace. In 1935 the remains of the medieval royal palace of Eltham was rescued from decay by Stephen and Virginia Courtald who built an ultra modern Art Deco house to adjoin the existing Great Hall. They employed the architects John Seeley and Paul Edward Paget and the fashionable Mayfair interior designer the Marchese Peter Malacrida to design the strikingly glamorous 1930s interiors of the new house. The dramatic entrance hall was created by the Swedish designer Rolf Engstromer. In addition to the frieze design for the drawing room Ledward executed a series of sculptural reliefs representing the sporting and leisure interests of the Courtaulds.

OTHER ITEMS FROM THIS CATEGORY

Scribbles of National Spills
GILBERT JOSEPH HOLIDAY
Scribbles of "National Spills"
The Derby
HECTOR MCDONALD SUTTON
The Derby
Programme Design for a Hunt Ball
GEORGE DENHOLM ARMOUR
Programme Design for a Hunt Ball
Side Saddle Rider - Front
FRENCH SCHOOL
Side Saddle Rider - Front
Side Saddle Rider - Behind
FRENCH SCHOOL
Side Saddle Rider - Behind
Side Saddle Rider - Offside
FRENCH SCHOOL
Side Saddle Rider - Offside
Movement - An Ice Skater
FRANCES WATT
Movement - An Ice Skater
View from the Terrace, Wethersfield, New York
MICHAEL LYNE
View from the Terrace, Wethersfield, New York


To join our mailing list submit your details below
Your name
Your email