|Thomas Cantrell Dugdale R.A. (1880-1952)|
Regent Street from Conduit Street, London.
Oil on canvas
Signed lower centre.
22 x 18 inches.
Seen on the right corner between Conduit Street and Regent Street is Ackermann's, the print sellers, an old landmark of this part of Regent Street. The buildings opposite, on Conduit Street, were designed by John Nash when Regent Street was laid out. At the time that this picture was painted, Dugdale was living and working in Chelsea; his home at 243 King's Road and his studio at 76 Fulham Road. He exhibited a painting titled Regent Street in Spring at the Royal Academy in 1921.
Thomas Cantrell Dugdale R.A. (1880-1952):
Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, Thomas Cantrell Dugdale studied at Manchester School of Art, Royal College of Art, the City and Guilds School in Kennington, then in Paris at the Academie Julian and Atelier Colarossi. He became a leading portrait painter in oils and was also well known as a painter of genre scenes and urban landscapes. He depicted scenes mainly of working class areas. From the early 1900's he exhibited at the New English Art Club, Leicester Galleries and Royal Academy, being elected a Royal Academician in 1943. He was also a member of the Royal Institution of Oil Painters and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He served in Egypt, Palestine and Gallipoli during the First World War. For 20 years, from 1919, he was art advisor to Tootal Broadhust Lee, the textile company, for whom he designed fabrics. He exhibited widely in Britain and overseas, including Vienna and Dusseldorf. Collections: Tate Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Museum of London, Manchester City Art Gallery etc.