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Tropical Fish 24th January 2009

Posted by katephiz in 19040s, 1950s, Sketch, Still life, Unsigned, Watercolour.
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Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish

This is a painting which has never been seen in public before.  It’s a watercolour, just under 6″ square and is still part of a sketch book.  It seems to be finished – and remember Terry, particularly when younger, painted for the sheer joy of his art – but could be a sketch for a later (presently unknown) oil painting.  There are a number of oil paintings that sort of size of fish, although they tend to be abstracts rather than this lifelike drawing.

The watercolour is unsigned and dates to the late 40’s or early 50’s.

Pink flower 15th January 2009

Posted by katephiz in 1950s, Oil, PT Phiz, Signed, Still life.
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Still life flower

Still life flower

I’m not aware that this small oil has ever had a name.  It depicts a pink flower – although I’m not certain quite what type.  The oil is painted on hardboard (the old brown stuff made of compressed wood chip) and at 9.5″ by 6″ is unusually small for one of Terry’s oils.  It is also varnished in a very shiny varnish – hence the poor quality of the image as it reflects light strongly.  It has been reframed (by the artist – or at least the frame (1990s) is newer than the picture as it is possible it had not been framed previously.

It is signed in the lower right corner but the date is also unclear.  I don’t recall it being painted and it is on hardboard so that puts and absolute upper date on it of about 1970.  My guess is 1950s rather than 19060s, but that attribution is uncertain.

Mum 7th October 2008

Posted by katephiz in 1950s, Family, Portrait, Sketch, Unsigned, Watercolour.
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Mum

Mum

This picture is a small sketch of Terry’s mother: it’s labelled simply, “Mum” in his portfolio, but is not signed.  Never exhibited, or even mounted, this is a private watercolour by the artist which he saved in a bound portfolio.  It’s relatively small no more than about 6″ across.  It probably dates from about 1953.  All the indications are that it was painted casually at home and was not a posed portrait.

Office Block 6th October 2008

Posted by katephiz in 1950s, Architecture, College, Pencil, Unsigned.
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Office Block
Office Block

This pencil drawing is a loose leaf portfolio page, probably dating from the early 50’s and produced as a study for college.  The location is unknown but is probably London.

As soon as I get some sun, I’ll replace the photo as it looks somewhat drab in this image.  It’s actually quite crisp and has a certain stark attractiveness to it in reality

Lancaster from Skerton 1st September 2008

Posted by katephiz in 1950s, Lancaster, Landscape, Lune, Oil, PT Phiz, Signed.
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Lanacaster from Lune

Lanacaster from Lune

A relatively early oil painting of Lancaster from the banks of the Lune.  It is believed to date from the mid 50’s and is about 2 feet in width.  It was presented as a gift by the artist and remains in a private collection.  NFS

 

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