Cannon off the White by Lionel Edwards



Title

Cannon off the White

Artist

Lionel Edwards

Ref GM082
Type Fine Art Print
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Overall Size 16" x 12" (39 x 29 cm)
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Description  
This humorous print is a fine example of the engaging style of Lionel Edwards, among the twentieth century’s greatest sporting artists. The touch of a hunting expert is unmistakeable: Edwards hunted keenly throughout his adult life, and his unbridled enthusiasm for field sports allowed him to portray them with a warm sensitivity that renders his work entirely unique. This light-hearted work was executed in 1903, when Edwards was just 25. That year he was to leave London, after a six-year stay, to live in his mother’s house in north Wales, where he remained until his marriage two years later. His time in London had been demanding, with financial problems often arising; but the period proved productive. In his back room studio in Kensington, sublet to him by an artist cousin, Edwards worked for hours on end, honing the skills that were to bring him such great recognition as his career progressed. Edwards’ attraction to the lighter side of hunting is wonderfully manifested in this scene, the irreverent pun in its title highlighting the rich humour central to so much of the artist’s work.