Sybil Andrews CPE (British/Canadian, 1898-1992) Boat Yard Oil on canvas, circa 1942, signed in black ink verso, 508 x 406mm (20 x 16in) (I)
Lot 45* AR
Sybil Andrews CPE
(British/Canadian, 1898-1992)
Boat Yard
£10,000 - 15,000
US$ 16,000 - 24,000

Lot Details
Sybil Andrews CPE (British/Canadian, 1898-1992)
Boat Yard
Oil on canvas, circa 1942, signed in black ink verso, 508 x 406mm (20 x 16in) (I)

Footnotes

  • "With the outbreak of war Sybil Andrews was engaged in boatbuilding, working in the yard of the British Power Boat Company at Hythe, near Southampton. Even this experience was turned to good artistic account: 'To me it was a wonderful experience. We were given training and then set to work into the yards and on the boats side by side with the men. I asked if I could be given permission to make notes of the boats being built for me to work on after the war, and to my astonishment I was given authority to make sketches.' After the war Andrews used these sketches for a series of seven canvases now in the RAF Museum, Hendon."

    Michael Parkin, "Obituary Sybil Andrews", The Independent, December 28th, 1992, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-sybil-andrews-1565650.html.

    Paintings with such degree of finish by Sybil Andrews are rare to the market. Boat Yard is exceptional for its textural handling of paint and the evocation of light to a dramatic effect.
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