John Tunnard ARA (British 1900-1971)


John Tunnard ARA, Beam

Signed, inscribed and dated u.r.,: John Tunnard/F. 13 63, watercolour and gouache with stopping out and scratching out, original label attached to backboard, in original frame

19.2 x 27.8 cm


McRoberts and Tunnard, London 3 March 1964, sold 15 April 1964 to a private collector;

Their sale Bonhams, 1 July 2009, lot 44


Tunnard ledger 63/4-F: 13;

Peat and B.A. Whitton, John Tunnard, His Life  and Works, 1997, p. 197, no. 810

Peat and Whitton note that the artist's later  painting had a more assured quality. Tunnard distilled his early mathematical precision and added a more atmospheric feeling, ‘this is most noted in the swiftly executed smaller gouaches'.