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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Mar. 20, 2024

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £100 - £150

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) INTERIOR, NAYLAND, SUFFOLK signed, titled, numbered and dated 8/12, Interior, Hugh Cronyn / 72 etching 47.5 x 35cm; 18 3/4 x 13 3/4in (plate) 79.5 x 56.5cm; 31 1/4 x 22 1/4in (sheet) (unframed) Using Julian Trevelyan’s press Cronyn investigated etching as a reprise of his pre-war wood engravings. The Cronyns kept connections with Suffolk by renting there. The subject of the present work is a view through a cottage kitchen looking down to the River Stour that runs through Nayland.

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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Mar. 20, 2024

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £150 - £250

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) POTTED PLANTS AND FLOWERS, ST PETER'S WHARF signed HUGH / CRONYN lower right oil on canvas 76 x 63.5cm; 29 3/4 x 25in 83 x 70.5cm; 32 3/4 x 27 3/4in (framed)

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      • • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Mar. 20, 2024

        • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £150 - £250

        • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) GULLS OVER THE THAMES watercolour over pencil on paper signed HUGH CRONYN lower right 56 x 76cm; 22 x 30in 79.5 x 97cm; 31 1/4 x 38 1/4in (framed)

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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Mar. 20, 2024

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £150 - £250

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) BRETON CHURCH inscribed Brittany on the overlap oil on canvas 40.5 x 51cm; 16 x 20in (unframed)

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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Mar. 20, 2024

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £150 - £250

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) LIMESTONE WALL AND STUDIO, QUERCY signed HUGH CRONYN lower right oil on canvas 40.5 x 50.5cm; 16 x 19 3/4in (unframed)

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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Mar. 20, 2024

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £150 - £250

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) THE STUDIO TERRACE, QUERCY signed HUGH / CRONYN lower right oil on canvas 56 x 41cm; 22 x 16in (unframed)

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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Mar. 20, 2024

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £200 - £300

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) THE COTTAGE AMONG TREES, QUERCY signed CRONYN lower right; dedicated with the initials for / Janey Cronyn / HC on the reverse oil on canvas 50 x 60.5cm; 19 3/4 x 23 3/4in 53 x 63cm; 21 x 24 3/4in (framed)

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      • • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Mar. 20, 2024

        • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £200 - £300

        • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) Hugh Cronyn (lots 167-174) Introduction Young, impressionable and fresh from Toronto where he had studied with the Group of Seven painter Frank Johnston, Cronyn departed Canada with an irrepressible can-do New World outlook. His unpublished memoirs recount his pre-war years: his time at the Arts Students League in New York in 1929; the early 1930s in Paris tutored by Jean Despujols and André Lhote; bicycling across the Alps; and on his arrival in England his immersion into bohemian life in West London. From the mid-thirties he rented various studios by the Thames in Hammersmith and met many of the leading artists and writers of the day. One such was Ivon Hitchens, whose second solo exhibition at the Lefevre Gallery he helped hang. But most influential in his circle of friends was the critic, humourist and politician A P Herbert ('APH') and his wife Gwen, herself a painter and stage-designer of note. At their home at 12 Hammersmith Terrace, Cronyn met the likes of Edward Wadsworth, Mark Gertler, Leon Underwood and John Piper. Ceri Richards lived nearby, as did poets Robert Graves and Laura Riding in St Peter’s Square. He went on painting trips to Dorset with Julian Trevelyan, his neighbour at Durham Wharf, and to the French-Spanish border with Ray Coxon and Edna Ginese at the time of the Spanish Civil War. After the outbreak of the Second World War, Cronyn was commissioned into the Royal Navy. Put in charge of the Naval bomb disposal squad in Bristol dockyards, he was the first Canadian to be awarded the George Medal (GM). In 1942 he married Jean Harris and settled in Suffolk where from 1949-69 he was tutor of painting at Colchester School of Art teaching alongside John Nash, Edward Bawden, Carel Weight and Peter Coker (lot 174). From 1963 the Cronyns began to spend their summers in Quercy in the Lot, first renting a 15th century gatehouse and studio, then a small house, Les Vergers, before buying a dilapidated farmhouse in 1970 in Caufour which they renovated (lot 170). From 1974 the Cronyns spent the winter months in 3 St Peter’s Wharf, next door to Hammersmith Terrace, in one of the artists’ studios overlooking the Thames constructed by Julian Trevelyan. Cronyn's late paintings of the river, which capture the spectrum of colours as the seasons changed, document the river’s moods from winter mists to intense summer sun, and hang in many private collections (lot 172). 167 HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) WOODLANDS, QUERCY signed CRONYN lower right oil on canvas 46 x 65cm; 18 x 25 1/2in (unframed)

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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Oct. 11, 2023

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £250 - £350

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) THE THAMES AT LOW WATER signed HUGH CRONYN lower right oil on canvasboard 49 x 60.5cm; 19 1/4 x 23 3/4in 62.5 x 74 cm; 24 1/2 x 29 1/4in (framed) A view from the artist's studio in St Peter’s Wharf looking south across the river to the trees by the towpath on the opposite bank. ARR may apply

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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Oct. 11, 2023

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £250 - £350

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) SEAGULLS ON THE THAMES signed and dated HUGH CRONYN '96 lower right oil on canvas 50.5 x 61.5cm; 19 3/4 x 24 1/4in 62.5 x 71.5cm; 24 1/2 x 28 1/4in (framed) Here in a view from his studio in St Peter’s Wharf, the Thames is shrouded in mist with only the seagulls and small craft becoming visible. ARR may apply

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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Oct. 11, 2023

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £400 - £600

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) SCULL AND WAKE, THE THAMES signed HUGH CRONYN lower right oil on canvas 50.5 x 61cm; 19 3/4 x 24in (unframed) Cronyn's facaination with the life of the Thames, its movement and colour seen from his studio in St Peter‘s Wharf was unbounded, and he continued painting and sketching it until his final months. Here his enthusiasm has brought the houses of Lonsdale Road in Barnes much nearer to the river than is usually envisaged, perhaps so they can share in the enjoyment. ARR may apply

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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Oct. 11, 2023

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £100 - £150

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) VETCH AND BARN, ONTARIO signed HUGH CRONYN lower right oil on canvas 27.5 x 37.5cm; 10 3/4in x 14 3/4in 42.5 x 53cm; 16 3/4 x 20 3/4in (framed) Exhibited: Highgate Fine Art Painted circa 1972. The vetch here was being grown as a legume crop on his cousin’s farm outside Peterborough, Ontario. Cronyn had a successful exhibition around this time at Nancy Poole's Studio, Toronto. ARR may apply

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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Oct. 11, 2023

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £100 - £150

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) INTERIOR signed, titled, inscribed and dated Artist's proof, Interior, Hugh Cronyn / '72 lower margin; stamped with the artist's name and Hammersmith address on the backboard etching 47 x 35cm; 18 1/2 x 13 3/4in (plate) 78 x 57.5cm; 30 3/4 x 22 3/4in (framed) Using Julian Trevelyan’s press Cronyn investigated etching as a reprise of his pre-war wood engravings (see lots 141 & 142). The Cronyns kept connections with Suffolk by renting various cottages there. The subject of the present work is a view through the kitchen of one to the minute part of the River Stour that runs through the village of Nayland. ARR may apply

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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Oct. 11, 2023

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £200 - £300

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) (i) THE OLD SHIP; (ii) BLACK LION SALOON BAR (i) signed, titled, numbered and dated 4/10, The Old Ship, Hugh Cronyn / 1936 lower margin 14.7 x 10cm; 5 3/4 x 4in (plate size) 50 x 33cm; 19 3/4x 13in (sheet) ii) signed, titled, numbered and dated 9/10, BLACK LION SALOON BAR, HUGH CRONYN / 36 lower margin 10 x 12.5cm; 4 x 5in 34 x 47.5cm; 13 3/4 x 18 3/4in (both unframed) (2) ARR may apply

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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Oct. 11, 2023

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £150 - £250

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) BLACK LION SKITTLE ALLEY signed, titled, numbered and dated 5/10, Black Lion skittle alley, Hugh Cronyn / 36 lower margin wood engraving 13.5 x 17.5cm; 5 1/4 x 6 3/4in (plate size) 32.5 x 49cm; 12 3/4 x 19 1/4in (sheet) (unframed) Cronyn acquired his talent for wood engraving from his neighbour Gertrude Hermes when he first moved to 27A St Peter’s Square, Hammersmith in 1935. He subsequently moved to 9A Black Lion Lane, with the pub immediately opposite. In his unpublished memoirs he recalls the landlord and his wife Arthur and Florrie with affection, the fun of the skittle alley, and the life surrounding St Peter’s Square, Hammersmith up to King Street and Chiswick (pre-construction of the A4 dual carriageway) – as being ‘like a small village’. Critic, humourist and politician A P Herbert (‘APH’) would hold court at the Black Lion every Sunday. It was through such gatherings that Cronyn met so many artists, writers and thinkers of the day. ARR may apply

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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Oct. 11, 2023

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £300 - £500

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) SELF-PORTRAIT signed HUGH CRONYN lower right oil on canvas 129 x 78.5 cm; 50 3/4 x 30 3/4in (unframed) Painted circa 1960 within a year of the Cronyns' purchasing Adyar Studio in Flanders Road, on the edge of Bedford Park, Chiswick. The splendid Arts and Crafts house boasted a magnificent studio on the first floor. In his early career Cronyn was a prolific and successful portrait painter. ARR may apply

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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Oct. 11, 2023

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £500 - £700

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) HARVEST ON THE CAUSSE signed H.C. lower right oil on canvas 61 x 102cm; 24 x 40 1/4in 73.5 x 114cm; 29 x 44 3/4in (framed) Exhibited Highgate Fine Art, early-1980s Painted circa 1980; the flat tops of the limestone (called causses) of Quercy are much wilder and open than the green valleys. But they are less daunting than those of other parts of France, and crops can sometimes be grown on them. the causses, typical of south-west France, are limestone plateaus which can often be cultivated. ARR may apply

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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Oct. 11, 2023

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £100 - £150

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) CAUFOUR, BEFORE RESTORATION signed and dated HUGH CRONYN '64 lower right gouche and pastel over pencil 41.5 x 53cm; 16 1/2 x 21in 44.4 x 56cm; 17 1/2 x 22in (framed) The house at Caufour had not been lived in for many years but it did have its own source of water, which made restoration viable. Later came the creation of the studio by lowering the tiled roof of the immense stone barn without dismantling it – a great feat by local carpenters. ARR may apply

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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Oct. 11, 2023

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £200 - £300

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) QUERCY, STILL LIFE BEFORE FIELDS oil on canvas 50.5 x 40.5cm; 19 3/4 x 16in (unframed) Painted in the 1980s; a view of harvesting from the studio at Caufour, Rouillac in the Lot. The Cronyn's long search to buy a place of their own in the Lot ended with finding the house and splendid barn, which was converted into a studio which preserved the building’s original features. It had a sunny view across the tiny valley. ARR may apply

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      • HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)
        Oct. 11, 2023

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996)

        Est: £300 - £500

        HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) Hugh Cronyn (lots 136-147) Introduction Young, impressionable and fresh from Toronto where he had studied with the Group of Seven painter Frank Johnston, Cronyn departed Canada with an irrepressible can-do New World outlook. His unpublished memoirs recount his pre-war years: his time at the Arts Students League in New York in 1929; the early 1930s in Paris tutored by Jean Despujols and André Lhote; bicycling across the Alps; and on his arrival England his immersion into the rich bohemian life of West London. From the mid-thirties he rented various studios by the Thames in Hammersmith and met many of the leading artists and writers of the day. One such was Ivon Hitchens, whose second solo exhibition at the Lefevre Gallery he helped hang. But most influential in his circle of friends was the critic, humourist and politician A P Herbert ('APH') and his wife Gwen, herself a painter and stage-designer of note. The Herberts were regulars at the Black Lion pub (lots 141 & 142). At their home at 12 Hammersmith Terrace, Cronyn met the likes of Edward Wadsworth, Mark Gertler, Leon Underwood and John Piper. Ceri Richards lived nearby, as did poets Robert Graves and Laura Riding in St Peter’s Square. He went on painting trips to Dorset with Julian Trevelyan, his neighbour at Durham Wharf, and to the French-Spanish border with Ray Coxon and Edna Ginese at the time of the Spanish Civil War. After the outbreak of the Second World War, Cronyn was commissioned into the Royal Navy. Put in charge of the Naval bomb disposal squad in Bristol dockyards, he was the first Canadian to be awarded the George Medal (GM). In 1942 he married Jean Harris and settled in Suffolk where from 1949-69 he was tutor of painting at Colchester School of Art teaching alongside John Nash, Edward Bawden, Carel Weight and Peter Coker. From 1963 the Cronyns began to spend their summers in Quercy, in the Lot, first renting a 15th century gatehouse and studio, then a small house, Les Vergers, before buying a dilapidated farmhouse in 1970 in Caufour which they renovated (lot 138). From 1974 the Cronyns spent the winter months in 3 St Peter’s Wharf, next door to Hammersmith Terrace, in one of the artists’ studios overlooking the Thames constructed by Julian Trevelyan. Cronyn's late paintings of the Thames, which capture the spectrum of colours as the seasons changed, document the river’s moods from winter mists to intense summer sun, and hang in many private collections (lots 146 & 147). HUGH CRONYN (BRITISH 1905-1996) VINEYARD, SAINT-REMY-DE-PROVENCE gouache 48 x 64cm; 18 3/4 x 25 1/4in 75.5 x 89.5cm; 29 1/2 x 35 1/4in (framed) Painted in the 1980s. Ever the colourist, when the weather was poor in the Lot, Cronyn would take a painting trip south. As a student he had cycled from Paris to Provence and later in life he continued to find the south of France extrmely heartening. ARR may apply

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      • Hugh Cronyn (Canadian-British, 1905-1996)
        Oct. 04, 2022

        Hugh Cronyn (Canadian-British, 1905-1996)

        Est: £400 - £600

        Hugh Cronyn (Canadian-British, 1905-1996) ▴ Hugh Cronyn (Canadian-British, 1905-1996) A vase of flowers on a ledge looking out to rowers on a river signed 'HUGH CRONYN' l.r., oil on canvas 51 x 51cm Condition Report: Framed size 63 x 63cm A little craquelure to thick paint on right side and a few dirty marks but generally in good condition.

        Sworders
      • † Hugh Cronyn (1905-1996), ‘The Old Ship’, woodcut, signed and dated 1936, numbered 1/10, 15 cm x 10 cm framed and glazed.
        Sep. 29, 2022

        † Hugh Cronyn (1905-1996), ‘The Old Ship’, woodcut, signed and dated 1936, numbered 1/10, 15 cm x 10 cm framed and glazed.

        Est: £150 - £250

        † Hugh Cronyn (1905-1996), ‘The Old Ship’, woodcut, signed and dated 1936, numbered 1/10, 15 cm x 10 cm framed and glazed.

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      • § Hugh Cronyn (British/Canadian 1905-1996)
        May. 26, 2022

        § Hugh Cronyn (British/Canadian 1905-1996)

        Est: £150 - £250

        § Hugh Cronyn (British/Canadian 1905-1996) Colne Estuary signed 'H.Cronyn' (lower right) oil on canvas laid to board 39 x 49cm

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      • HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996)
        Jul. 30, 2020

        HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996)

        Est: £300 - £500

        HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996) Looking at the Thames signed and dated Hugh/Cronyn/87 (lower right) pencil and watercolour 56.5 x 75.4 cm (22 1/4 x 29 3/4 in) PROVENANCE: Artist's estate

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      • HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996)
        Jul. 30, 2020

        HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996)

        Est: £300 - £500

        HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996) Seagulls over the Thames signed and dated Hugh Cronyn/87 (lower right) pencil and watercolour 56.5 x 75.4 cm (22 1/4 x 29 3/4 in) PROVENANCE: Artist's estate

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      • HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996)
        Apr. 22, 2020

        HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996)

        Est: £80 - £120

        HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996) The Black Lion Skittle Alley signed and dated Hugh Cronyn/39 (lower right) , titled (lower left) woodcut, unframed image: 14 x 18 cm (5 1/2 x 7 in.) sheet: 20.3 x 27.3 cm (8 1/4 x 10 3/4 in) PROVENANCE: Artist's Estate See note previous lot.

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      • HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996)
        Apr. 22, 2020

        HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996)

        Est: £80 - £120

        HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996) The Black Lion woodcut, unframed sheet:15.3 x 17.5 cm (6 x 6 3/4 in) PROVENANCE: Artist's Estate Executed circa 1939. Cronyn acquired his talent for wood engraving from his neighbour Gertrude Hermes when he first moved to 27A St Peter’s Square, Hammersmith in 1935. He subsequently moved to 9A Black Lion Lane, with the pub immediately opposite. In his unpublished memoirs he recalls the landlord and his wife Arthur and Florrie with affection, the skittle alley where he played frequently, and the life surrounding St Peter’s Square, Hammersmith up to King Street and Chiswick – pre-construction of the A4 dual carriageway – as being ‘like a small village’. The writer, humourist and politician AP Herbert (‘APH’) would hold court at the Black Lion every Sunday. It was through such gatherings that Cronyn met so many artists, writers and thinkers of the day.

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      • HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996)
        Apr. 22, 2020

        HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996)

        Est: £400 - £600

        HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996) Hammersmith Mall signed and dated HUGH/CRONYN/37 (lower right), signed again and titled (on an artist label attached to the reverse) oil on canvas, unframed 51 x 61 cm (20 x 24 in) PROVENANCE: Artist's Estate The present work depicts the historic easterly end of Upper Mall, Hammersmith, leading to Dove’s Passage and its eponymous pub. Originally opened as a coffee house in the 18th century, The Dove is recognisable to the right of the composition from its cream pitched gable end, punctuated by a single window. To its right is 21 Upper Mall where the poet George Rostrevor Hamilton was living at the time. To its immediate left, at the end of Dove’s passage is 15 Upper Mall which once housed Doves Press, run by T.J. Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker, and associated with the Arts and Crafts movement and William Morris, who had lived nearby at Kelmscott House. On the left of the composition are numbers 22, 20 (tucked away) and 18 Upper Mall.

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      • HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996)
        Apr. 22, 2020

        HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996)

        Est: £400 - £600

        HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996) Jean Cronyn, the artist's wife signed HUGH CRONYN (lower right) oil on canvas, unframed 76 x 63.3 cm (30 x 24 3/4 in) PROVENANCE: Artist's estate Painted circa 1948, the present work depicts Jean Cronyn (née Harris; 1919-2003), the artist’s wife, when the couple were living in West Sussex with their two daughters, close to fellow artists and friends Raymond and Gin Coxon. Jean had met Cronyn in 1941 at one of AP Herbert’s gatherings at the Black Lion. At the time, fresh out of Oxford, she was working for the Board of Trade, while Cronyn was on leave from the Navy; they married the following year. Jean later became secretary to AP Herbert at 12 Hammersmith Terrace. Following Cronyn’s appointment as Tutor of Painting at Colchester School of Art in 1949 they moved to Suffolk. On the left of the composition is an early dish by the studio potter Michael Cardew (1901-83).

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      • HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996)
        Apr. 22, 2020

        HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996)

        Est: £400 - £600

        HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996) Norah McGuinness signed and dated HUGH/CRONYN 37 (lower right), signed again and titled (on an artist label attached to the reverse) oil on canvas, unframed 61 x 51 cm (24 x 20 in) PROVENANCE: Artist's Estate The present work depicts Irish painter Norah McGuinness (1901-80), Cronyn’s friend and neighbour, just before her departure for New York. Painted from the entrance to Cronyn's studio at 9A Black Lion Lane, behind Norah is ‘Bell Steps’, 1a Hammersmith Terrace, where she lived, with its distinctive green door and the adjacent steps leading down to the Thames. To her right is The Black Lion, where she, Cronyn and other artists in Hammersmith and Chiswick congregated. Like Cronyn, McGuinness had attended classes in the studio of André Lhote in Paris. Back in London in the 1930s she became associated with Lucy Wertheims’s Gallery in Mayfair, and the London Group.

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      • HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996)
        Apr. 22, 2020

        HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996)

        Est: £600 - £800

        HUGH CRONYN (1905-1996) Churchill's Funeral Barge signed and dated CRONYN/1965 (lower right), inscribed HAVENGORE/COMING UP TO FESTIVAL PIER (lower left) oil on canvas 76.4 x (30 x 50 in) PROVENANCE: Artist's Estate Painted in 1965, the present work depicts Havengore with Sir Winston Churchill’s coffin on deck, draped with the Union Jack on the day of his funeral: 30 th January 1965. Following the service at St Paul’s Cathedral that morning, Havengore bore Churchill’s coffin from the Tower of London up the Thames to the Festival Pier. From there his body was taken by train to its final resting place at St Martin’s Church, Bladon, close to Blenheim Palace. The first state funeral for a non-Royal for thirty years, at the time it was the largest and most watched event in history. Over 320,000 people queued to pay tribute whilst Churchill’s body lay in state in Westminster Hall for three days, 3,500 attended his funeral service at St Paul’s, and over 350 million tuned into the BBC to follow the occasion. During Havengore's journey up the Thames sixteen RAF fighter jets flew in formation over Churchills's coffin. Cronyn was both a lifelong lover of the Thames and an ardent supporter of Churchill. A keen yachtsman, he had lived by the Thames in Hammersmith and Chiswick in the 1930s and 40s. In the War he had served in the Royal Navy with distinction, was awarded a George Medal and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. On the day of the funeral, Cronyn secured a spot on the Embankment on the north side of the river, from where he looked across to the floating pier on the South Bank, with the Royal Festival Hall to the right. In the ensuing oil Cronyn captures the stately arrival of Havengore at Festival Pier escorted by two bobbing pilot boats. Above, silhouetted against the blue hoardings hiding the construction site of Queen Elizabeth Hall, is the heavy black form of the hearse to take Churchill’s coffin to the waiting train at Waterloo Station. Churchill’s widow, Lady Churchill memorably remarked to her youngest daughter at the end of what would surely have been an exhausting day for her: ‘It wasn’t a funeral, Mary – it was a triumph’, a note clearly borne out by the sense of celebration that Cronyn captures in the present vibrant depiction of this historic moment, despite the sobriety of the occasion.

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      • Hugh Verschoyle Cronyn, . British 1905-1996- . Flora by the Water; . oil on ca
        Sep. 24, 2019

        Hugh Verschoyle Cronyn, . British 1905-1996- . Flora by the Water; . oil on ca

        Est: £200 - £300

        Hugh Verschoyle Cronyn, British 1905-1996- Flora by the Water; oil on canvas, signed, 40.5x51cm (ARR)

        Roseberys
      • Hugh Cronyn (1905 - 1996), pencil and wash - The Thames at Chiswick, signed, in glazed frame, 24cm x
        Sep. 28, 2016

        Hugh Cronyn (1905 - 1996), pencil and wash - The Thames at Chiswick, signed, in glazed frame, 24cm x

        Est: £60 - £100

        Hugh Cronyn (1905 - 1996), pencil and wash - The Thames at Chiswick, signed, in glazed frame, 24cm x 35.5cm

        Reeman Dansie
      • Hugh Cronyn (1905 - 1996), watercolour - Oak Bay,
        Apr. 15, 2015

        Hugh Cronyn (1905 - 1996), watercolour - Oak Bay,

        Est: £80 - £120

        Hugh Cronyn (1905 - 1996), watercolour - Oak Bay, Victorian B. C., Minories label verso, Hugh Cronyn Retrospective June 1972, in glazed frame, 28.5cm x 37.5cm

        Reeman Dansie
      • Hugh Cronyn (Canadian, 1905-?)
        Oct. 21, 2003

        Hugh Cronyn (Canadian, 1905-?)

        Est: £400 - £600

        Window by the Thames signed and dated '89, oil on canvas 76 x 92cm.

        Bonhams
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