JOHN WHITLOCK CODNER (1913-2008) 'Portrait of Fleur'
This is a well-loved portrait, there is often one work that an artist will be loathed to part with, either for reasons of sentiment or achievement. We know from the wonderful history in labels attached to the canvas, that Codner had a particular attachment to this work. It was exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy, 1952; the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, 1953; the Bath Society of Artists, 1955; the Clifton Art Club, Bristol, 1956 and finally at the artist’s own retrospective at the Royal West of England Academy in 1981. Whoever Fleur was, he thought he’d done her justice.
Unframed size: H37 x W25 ins (94 x 64 cms)
Framed size: H43 x W31 ins (109 x 79 cms)
Oil on Canvas
A very Fine Modern British portrait that featured in our recent portraits exhibition 'A Brush with Immortality' that was held at our main gallery in Pall Mall.