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Blazing a Trail / Audrey Cruddas (British, 1912-1979) Artist with a Seagull 61 x 50.8 cm. (24 x 20 in.) (Painted circa 1948)

Lot 8
AR
Audrey Cruddas
(British, 1912-1979)
Artist with a Seagull 61 x 50.8 cm. (24 x 20 in.)
28 September 2022, 15:00 BST
London, New Bond Street

£2,000 - £3,000

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Audrey Cruddas (British, 1912-1979)

Artist with a Seagull
signed 'A. CRUDDAS' (lower right)
oil on canvas
61 x 50.8 cm. (24 x 20 in.)
Painted circa 1948

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Provenance
Peter Nahum
His sale; Christie's, London, The Poetry of Crisis: The Peter Nahum Collection of British Art, 15 November 2006, lot 156
Private Collection, U.K.

Audrey Cruddas was a well-rounded artist excelling in a variety of media, including stage design, pottery, oil and watercolour painting. Academically trained as a painter in her youth, she later moved on to produce sets and costumes for some of the most prestigious institutions in the country, such as Covent Garden, The Old Vic, the York Mystery Plays and the Edinburgh Festival. During World War II, she was in the Women's Land Army. In the 1950s, she retired to Great Bardfield, in west Essex, where she was part of the Great Bardfield Artists alongside Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious and Tirzah Garwood. Today, the Victoria & Albert Museum and British Museum hold her work.

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