Edwin La Dell Emmanuel College Cambridge
Edwin La Dell ARA (1914-1970)
Emmanuel College Cambridge
46x32cm (18.11 X 12.6 in)
In fine original hand-finished painted frame.
La Dell was the son of a Sheffield bookbinder and attended Sheffield School of Art. With a scholarship he then spent some time at the Royal College of Art studying with John Nash. During the Second World War he worked as an official war artist, and in 1948 became head of the Department of Lithography at the Royal College of Art – a post he held until his premature death in 1970, shortly after his election to the Royal Academy of Arts in 1969.
Probably his best-known works are the lithographs he made for Lyons Tea Rooms, the School Prints scheme and his own series of Oxford and Cambridge – and Kent and New York. His watercolours, like the present work, are however rare works. His art is held in many collections, including the Royal Academy and the Government Art Collection.
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