Anglo Dutch by John Tunnard

Tunnard was an Auxiliary Coastguard in Cornwall during the Second World War and spent his hours on duty observing shipping passing through the English Channel.

Details

Category:
Maritime
Medium:
Tempera and oil on board Dimensions: 65 x 95 cm
Art Fund grant:
£22,000 ( Total: £42,000)
Acquired in:
2000
Vendor:
Peter Nahum

Anglo Dutch probably refers to a cargo ship or tanker. It is one of his most exquisitely Constructivist works, in which the majestic architectural shape that dominates the picture plane is overlaid with a passing cavalcade of transparent and mysterious forms; the abstract outline of a ship's rudder, weather dogs, signal masts and the triangles and dots of chart symbols. Extract from an article in the 2000 Art Fund Review by Angela Weight.

Provenance

T Roche; Whitford & Hughes; present vendor

Venue details

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