Algernon Cecil Newton R.A.
Kensington Gardens oil on canvas51.2 x 76.4 cm. (20 1/8 x 30 1/8 in.)
Provenance: The Artist, by whom gifted toPhyllis Chanter, 1940 (the artist's sister-in-law)Thence by family descentPrivate Collection, AustraliaPhyllis Chanter was the sister of the artist's second wife, and was given the present work as a wedding present upon her marriage to Douglas Chanter. The view is from Kensington Gardens towards St Mary Abbots church on the corner of Kensington High Street and Church Street. It was designed by celebrated architect Sir George Gilbert Scott and remains the tallest spire in London. We are grateful to Nicholas Newton for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.