Watercolour painting of "Playful Leopards" by Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe (c. 1960 England)

Watercolour painting of
Artists/Makers/Factories

CHARLES FREDERICK TUNNICLIFFE R.A. R.E. A.R.C.A. (1901-1979)

Medium

Watercolour

Signed/Inscribed/Dated

C.F. Tunnicliffe

Dimensions

45.00cm wide   35.00cm high   3.00cm deep (17.72 inches wide  13.78 inches high  1.18 inches deep)

Condition

Very good condition, reframed

Description / Expertise

Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe OBE, RA. (1901-1979)
"Playful Leopards"
Watercolour
Signed
Unframed 25cms x 35cms

Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe was an internationally renowned naturalistic painter of British Birds and other wildlife. He spent most of his working life on the Isle of Anglesey. He was born in 1901 in Langley, Macclesfield where he grew up on a farm. He went on to win a Scolaship at The Royal College of Art in London.
Tunnicliffe worked in several medias- including watercolour, etching and aquatint, wood engraving, woodcut, and oil painting.
Much of his work depicts birds in their natural setting. He illustrated Henry Williamson’s “Tarka the Otter”. His work was also used to illustrate Brooke Bond tea cards and as aresult was seen by millions of young people in the UK in the 1950’s and 60’s. His work was characterised by it’s precision and accuracy, but also by the way which he was able to portray birds as they were seen in nature.
From March 1953, he painted many of the cover illustrations for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. In 1995, the RSPB SOLD 114 AT A Sotheby’s Auction, raising £210,000, the most expensive of a apartridge making £6,440.
At his death, much of his personal collection was bequeathed to Anglesey Council on the condition that it was housed together and made available for public viewing. This body of work can be seen at Oriel Ynys Mon (The Anglesey Gallery) .
1944 Associate of the Royal Academy
1954 Fellow of the Royal Academy
1975 RSPB Gold Medal
1978 OBE ( Order of the British Empire )

Price

gbp 7500.00 (Pound Sterling)

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