This is a fine large floral still life oil painting depicting a springtime arrangement of ‘Tulips & Daffodils’ in a green glazed vase by the celebrated British painter Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997). The painting is signed by the artist, and hangs in a carved wooden Chippendale style giltwood frame.
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 having been professionally cleaned and re-varnished.
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 had many famous admirers and patrons including the Duke of Windsor, the Astor family and Queen Mary who said, ‘When I see Cecil Kennedy paintings, I can smell the flowers and hear the hum of the bees’. Queen Mary went on to encourage Cecil Kennedy to paint with the ongoing use of a ladybird – as seen in the painting being sold here – and from that moment forward it became one of his signature trademarks.
Cecil Kennedy exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, the Paris Salon, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy. He was awarded a silver medal in 1956 and a gold medal in 1970 at the Paris Salon.
Dimensions: (framed) 77cm x 67cm (30¼” x 26¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 63cm x 51cm (24¾” x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Fine quality carved wooden Chippendale style giltwood frame.
Condition: Excellent. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.