Frank Rashleigh (Fl. 1030's)
|Artist Name||Frank Rashleigh (Fl. 1030's)|
|Title||Art Deco Spring Flowers|
|Description||This beautiful British Art Deco floral oil painting is by noted Cornish artist Philip Rashleigh, who used the name Frank for exhibition purposes. The Rashleighs were an old and distinguished Cornish Family and Rashleigh studied under Stanhope Forbes and exhibited in the 1930's. The composition is a trailing arrangement of spring flowers in a beautiful ebony Art Deco bowl with three female figures as elegant legs. A really stylish painting with perfect compositional balance and an excellent example of his work.
Signed lower left.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||21 x 25 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a coloured gallery frame, 33 inches by 28 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Philip Rashleigh, aka Frank Rashleigh exhibited at NAG in 1937. Both he and his wife studied with Stanhope Forbes. His wife (no personal name known) attended the school of painting in 1935-6, and her husband the following year (1937). There is some confusion related to the name 'Philip' which is clearly published in the pupil list, and the name 'Frank Rashleigh' which is used for exhibiting purposes. This may be the same person, or two different members of the Rashleigh family of Cornwall.
A painting by Frank R Rashleigh is held in the collection of Redruth Town Museum, entitled View of Carn Brea (oil on canvas).ALT Victorian Interior Portrait by Edouard Hamman Richard Taylor Fine Art