William Edward Narraway (1915-1979)
|Artist Name||William Edward Narraway (1915-1979)|
|Description||This charming figurative interior oil painting is by British artist William Edward Narraway. Painted in an Impressionist style with wonderful soft tones and heavy impasto, but strong brushwork. Painted in 1940-1, the setting is the Gateway Pub in Swinton, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire. In the foreground of the painting a couple of standing gentleman are playing Shove Ha'penny while a further gentleman looks on from beside an ornate fire.
Signed upper right.
|Provenance||The artist's widow confirmed in c.1984 that the picture was painted in 1940-1 at the Gateway pub, Swinton, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||20 x 24 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a complementary frame 31 inches by 27 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||William Edward Narraway (1915-1979) studied at St Martin's School of Art, London. Although primarily a portrait painter, he also painted landscapes, flower pieces and genre subjects, as well as doing some sculpture. He received a gold medal at the Paris Salon for a portrait of H M Queen Elizabeth II.