Edwin La Dell (1914-1970)

The Meadows, Oxford



40 x 55 cm

Signed, titled, and numbered 31/80 in pencil.

A bright blue winter sky looks over Christ Church Meadows, complete with pedestrians waltzing down Deadman’s Walk.

La Dell studied at the Sheffield School of Art, where he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art. From 1934 to 1940 John Nash was the head of printmaking there, and taught La Dell. La Dell himself became head of lithography there in 1948, and remained in post until his death.

During the war La Dell was an official war artist and a camofleur, but he is probably best known for his lithographs of Oxford and Cambridge that he published himself. His works are widely held in the public collections, including the Royal Academy and the Government Art Collection, the latter of which holds many of his views of Cambridge.

Condition: very good. Backed to linen.

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