Charles Cundall (1890-1971):
Anticoli Corrardo, 1922
Framed (ref: 5255)
Signed and dated
Oil on panel
13 x 9 1/2 in. (33 x 24 cm)
Exhibited: - A Working Method,Young Gallery Salisbury, March- April 2016, Sotheran's, April-May 2016.
Literature: Charles Cundall - A Working Method, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, published by Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, February 2016.
Provenance: Margaret Stansfield: a gift of the artist on the occasion
of her marriage 26th September 1935 (according to a label on the
Anticoli Corrado, a small village south of Rome, was famed for the
beauty of its inhabitants and had, since the nineteenth century, been
popular with Italian painters. Following in the footsteps of Colin Gill
the first Rome Scholar, Winifred Knights and Job Nixon spent the Summer
months of their scholarship in Anticoli. Knights refers to Cundall in a
letter written from the village, dated 28th May 1921: 'Job's friend
(Cundall, 14c Whitehead's Grove, Chelsea) is arriving here in the
middle of June. Job says he would bring out my dresses. . .'
Knights' first impression of Anticoli conjures up a similar image to Cundall's painting: 'Anticoli is a fine place, the town is a pigsty, you meet herds of swine running quite loose in every street', letter to her Auntie Millicent, January 1921).