Edwin La Dell (1914-1970)

The Radcliffe Camera, Oxford



41 x 54 cm

Numbered 2/50, titled, and signed below in pencil.

Radcliffe Square in autumn shades. The Radcliffe Camera dominates the lithograph, and La Dell expertly captures the afternoon sun on the golden stone of Brasenose and the University Church. Students cycle towards the High.

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: generally very good. Fractional age-toning to paper; old glue marks to margin which will be under the mount when framed.

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