Dennis Gilbert (b. 1922)
|Artist Name||Dennis Gilbert (b. 1922)|
|Title||Richmond Bridge London Landscape|
|Description||This lovely city landscape oil painting is by noted British artist Dennis Gilbert. Painted in 1970 from an elevated perspective, the composition is of Richmond Bridge, spanning the River Thames. The large building on the right of the bridge in the foreground is now the Pitcher and Piano pub. Numerous figures can be seen going about their daily lives in the sunshine. Beyond that the Thames flows under the bridge with several boats and rowers and a surprisingly green and tree populated London sprawls on in the background. This is a charming detailed painting of a grand old bridge and its surrounding making London look very appealing.
Richmond Bridge is an 18th-century stone arch bridge that crosses the River Thames at Richmond, connecting the two halves of the present-day London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It was designed by James Paine and Kenton Couse. The bridge, which is Grade I listed, was built between 1774 and 1777, as a replacement for a ferry crossing which connected Richmond town centre on the east bank with its neighbouring district of East Twickenham to the west.
Signed lower right.
|Provenance||Travers Gallery label verso.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||30 x 25 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a gallery frame, 37 inches by 32 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Dennis Gilbert, NEAC (b. 1922). Painted portraits, figures and landscapes. After serving in the RAF as a navigator from 1942-46, Gilbert studied at St Martin’s School of Art for three years. He taught at several art colleges including Chelsea School of Art until 1986. Exhibited: RA, Mall Galleries, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, New English Art Club and has numerous works in private collections throughout the world.|