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Alfred James Munnings

United Kingdom (18781959 ) - Artworks Wikipedia® - Alfred James Munnings
MUNNINGS Alfred James The Drummer

Canterbury Auction /Apr 14, 2015
126.50 - 189.75
177.10

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Alfred James Munnings - Going To The Meet, Captain. F. G Chamberlin

Alfred James Munnings - Going To The Meet, Captain. F. G Chamberlin

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Lot number: 86
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Sir Alfred James Munnings (1878-1959) Going to The Meet, Captain. F. G Chamberlin and his sister on Mousehold Heath, Norwich. Oil on canvas Signed and dated A.J. Munnings 1907 lower left 127 x 167 cm. (50 x 65 1/2 in) Provenance: Possibly commissioned by Captain F.G. Chamberlin from the artist; Christie's, New York. Sporting Art , 9 December 2004, lot 54 (sold for $847,500) Private Collection, UK Exhibited: London, Royal Academy, 1907, no. 569; London, Sotheby's, An English Idyll, January 2001, no. 13; Dedham, The Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum, on loan until 2004. Literature: Lorian Peralta-Ramos, The Mastery of Munnings Sir Alfred J Munnings , 1878-1959 One of the largest and most ambitious commissioned paintings that Munnings undertook. Executed in 1905, and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1907, Munnings reputation as a painter of hunting scenes had already begun to be established, with the present work further solidifying his status as one of England's finest painters of horses. The canvas is filled with the strong bay and dark bay, with their riders astride in a composed, yet calm manner. The scale of the subject gives it a monumentality and importance that harks back to 17th Century equestrian portraiture of the English nobility and royalty, which prior to Munnings had not been employed in Sporting Art. Yet the painting was by no means retrogressive when first exhibited, and through its fluid, long expressive brush-strokes, and impressionistic vigour, the painting is an excellent example that displays both the virtuosity and artistic hallmarks tha t Munning's reputation w as based upon. Captain F.G. Chamberlin, the gentleman featured in this double portrait, was the son of George Chamberlain, Mayor of Norwich in 1891, both of whom were heirs to the long established firm in Norwich called Messrs. Chamberlin Sons & Co., founded by Henry Chamberlin. Captain Chamberlin was a member of the Volunteer Batallion of the Norfolk Regiment, had fought in the Boer War, and at the time this painting was undertaken was the Sheriff of Norwich. Fine Pictures Wednesday 08 July 2015, 10.00am Donnington Priory Oxford Road Donnington Newbury Berkshire RG14 2JE Viewing London:15 Langton St Chelsea SW10 0JL 16th June-28th June 11am-4pm Late night viewing on 17th June 6pm-9pm Newbury:Donnington Donnington Priory RG14 2JE 4th July 9am–12.30pm 5th July 10am–2pm 6th July 9am–6pm 7th July 9am–4.30pm Sale day from 8.30am
Alfred James Munnings - Sketching At Wiston Bridge

Alfred James Munnings - Sketching At Wiston Bridge

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Sir Alfred James Munnings, PRA, RWS (British, 1878-1959) Sketching at Wiston Bridge signed 'A J Munnings' (lower right) oil on canvas 51.5 x 61.5cm (20 1/4 x 24 3/16in). Footnotes Provenance Sir William Reid Dick, KCVO, RA Sale, Sotheby's London, 10 February, 1971, lot 46, as Maurice Codner Sketching at Flatford Mill , the Property of the Lady Reid Dick, sold for £500 with Ian MacNicol, Glasgow Private collection, UK Thence by descent to the present owner Exhibited London, Royal Academy, 1936, no.19 London, Royal Academy, Diploma Gallery, Sir Alfred James Munnings Retrospective Exhibition 1956, no.48, property of Sir William Reid Dick Venice, Biennale (date unknown) no.45 as Sketch , property of Sir William Reid Dick. (Munnings exhibited works at the Biennale five times between 1924 and 1940) Literature Sir Alfred Munnings, The Second Burst: The autobiography of Sir Alfred Munnings , Bungay, 1951 pp. 352-357. Illustrated in black and white, opp. p.337 Royal Academy Illustrated, 1936, p.96 A. J. Munnings R.A. Pictures of horses and English life , Second edition, London, 1939, no.46, illustrated in black and white, p.97 The present lot is a wonderful example of Munnings at his most fluid and free. One of three similar compositions which the artist produced of this subject, the work depicts Munning's great friend Maurice Codner, sketching at Wiston Mill. Exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1946, the present lot appears to be the version to which the artist refers in his autobiography. One of the other versions, which closes the distance between the artist and the subject, was given to Codner, remaining in the sitter's family until 2008 (see Sotheby's New York, 5 May 2011, lot 78.) Situated near the village of Nayland on the River Stour, Wiston Mill is not far from Flatford Mill, subject of many of John Constable's most famous works. Codner and Munnings had encountered Wiston Mill when, along with two fellow artists, they had 'walked in the heat from Nayland to Wiston. Plunging, stark naked, in and out of the river to cool ourselves...when round the bend came a large varnished punt with a colourful, summery party of ladies, quite foreign to us.' Munnings makes lengthy reference to the sitting in the second volume of this autobiography: 'One September... and artist friend, Maurice Codner...came to stay....The spot we chose was attractive and remote enough-down a lane... After trying here and there, Codner settled down to paint the river and luxuriant growth along its banks-its surface thickly grown over with reeds, all glistening in the sun. He sat on rising ground where an old cattle-bridge crossed the stream. I took note of him sitting there at work, with the old bridge and willows in the background. Here was a picture! "Codner" said I, "I'm going to paint you sketching." "All right" he said. "I'll sit as long as you like". I began my usual size canvas- twenty-four by twenty; in two hours the picture was almost completed.' The two men revisited the bridge several times to finish the sitting, although Codner's own work was frustrated. On their first return to the spot, the reeds along the river's edge had been cut back: 'Codner looked the picture of misery-frustration and rage written on his countenance. He calmed down, and was willing to sit, although his mind was bent on what he expected to see, and what had disappeared.' On a subsequent visit, 'at the spot where Codner was wont to sit, myself painting him, there, alongside the wooden bridge in the background, stood a large, newly-built military structure. For Codner this was the end of everything. In despair he posed as though he were painting, whist I put the finishing touches of the picture, which only needed pulling together.' The piece of white cloth that sits beside Codner's box of paints was, according a letter from Munnings to Codner, 'the tail of my shirt', torn off so Codner could clean his brushes. Maurice Frederick Codner, RP, ROI (1888–1958) was born in London, and attended the Colchester School of Art. Under Munnings' influence, Codner was persuaded to give up 'his safety job and risk being a portrait-painter.' Codner enjoyed considerable success as a society portraitist, exhibiting numerous times at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and elsewhere. Among his notable public successes were a portrait of George VI painted in 1951, and a portrait of Queen Elizabeth, the queen mother, which won the silver medal at the Paris Salon in 1954. When the present lot was painted Codner was, in Munning's words, 'not so opulent a portrait-painter then as now'. Munnings recalls his first meeting with Codner in his autobiography: 'when I came to Dedham... the Codner family lived in a charming old house. Their friends joined mine and they were my nearest neighbours. In the winter of 1919 I met Maurice Codner out hunting: a tall thin young man on his father's carriage horse. He was in breeches and boots and a bowler hat and wore a moustache...he never dreamed of painting chairmen of city companies and mayors in robes in those days.' We are grateful to Lorian Peralta-Ramos for confirming the attribution to Sir Alfred James Munnings on the basis of photographs. Notes Sir Alfred Munnings, The Second Burst: The autobiography of Sir Alfred Munnings , Bungay, 1951 , passim. Ernest Blaikley, 'Codner, Maurice Frederick (1888–1958)', rev. Robin Gibson, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2008
Alfred James Munnings - The Groom

Alfred James Munnings - The Groom

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Lot number: 96
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Sir Alfred Munnings (British, 1878-1959) The Groom oil on canvas signed A.J. Munnings (lower left) 14 x 16 1/2 inches. Provenance: Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, November 15, 1978, Lot 104 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery Fisher, purchased from the above It is very probable that the figure in this work is Munnings' favorite groom and model, Shrimp, who appears in many of his paintings in the early decades of the 20th century. This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the works of Sir Alfred Munnings being prepared by Lorian Peralta-Ramos. Please contact us for a complete condition report.
Alfred James Munnings - The Drummer

Alfred James Munnings - The Drummer

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Lot number: 526
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Alfred John Munnings (1878-1959) - Limited edition coloured print - "The Drummer" - The Life Guards Drum Major on horseback, 17.25ins x 16ins, signed in pencil to lower right corner, published by Frost & Reed, 1929 Provenance : The Tryon Gallery, 41/42 Dover Street, London, W1 (Ref. No. B.9144)
Alfred James Munnings - Our Mutual Friend The Horse

Alfred James Munnings - Our Mutual Friend The Horse

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Lot number: 737
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Sir Alfred James Munnings (1878 - 1959), signed coloured print - Our Mutual Friend the horse, signed lower right and also inscribed lower left - 'To Harry Bayfield who has looked after horses for me since the year 1. Portraits of Self and Wife. Horse Rufus. A. J. M.', published by Frost & Reed 1954, in original gilt and ebonised frame, 55.5cm x 66cm. Note: 'Our Mutual Friend the horse' is a picture associated with the other painting 'My wife, my horse and myself'
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