Maurice Frederick Codner (1888-1958)
|Artist Name||Maurice Frederick Codner (1888-1958)|
|Title||Self Portrait 1947|
|Description||A large stunning self portrait of the artist Maurice Frederick Codner which was painted in 1947. A strong 20th century portrait, this is a fine painting by a noted British listed artist and is a fine example of an early 20th century portrait painting.
|Provenance||Exhibited Russell Cotes Gallery, 1947 No. 828.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||24 x 20 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a Bourlet frame, 31 inches by 27 inches framed and in good condition.|
|Biography||Maurice Frederick Codner (1888–1958), portrait painter, was born in Stoke Newington, London, 1888, the third son of William Squires Codner, iron merchant, of Abbotskerswell, Devon, and his wife, Ada Mary Payne. Codner was educated at the Stationers' Company School, but the details of his early career are not recorded. He was educated at the Colchester School of Art. He married in 1913. Codner served in WWI, after which he established himself as a professional artist of the first rank in the UK. He exhibited often at the Royal Academy, London, and in the Paris Salon (where he won honorary mention 1938, and a Silver Medal 1954). He was especially successful with portraits; among his subjects were King George VI (1951), Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother (1952). A striking portrait of the singer Kathleen Ferrier (1946) is in the National Portrait Gallery, London.