This is a large fine floral still life oil painting of ‘Chrysanthemums’ in a blue and white Chinese bowl by the famous British artist Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1929 and is as striking a work by this eminent painter as I have ever seen.
As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in the very finest condition it can be for its age.
Cecil Kennedy was one of the foremost flower painters of the 20th century, blending the technical accuracy of a botanist with a modern use of colour and atmospheric lighting. Kennedy exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, the Paris Salon, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy.
He achieved not only critical acclaim but was awarded a silver medal in 1956 and a gold medal in 1970 at the Paris Salon. Kennedy’s many private patrons included Queen Mary, the Duke of Windsor and the Astor family.
Dimensions: (framed) 75cm x 65cm (29½” x 25½”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 62cm x 51cm (24½” x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Fine new Louis XV style swept frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s finest period frame makers.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.