This wonderful impressionist oil painting on board of a female nude is by the American artist Cyril Saunders Spackman, R.B.A, R.M.S (b 1887 – d 1963). The painting is titled ‘Pomana’. Spackman was an architect, painter, printmaker and sculptor. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and studied architecture at King’s College London where he was a pupil of T. E. Lidiard James. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Cambrian Society, Royal Institue of Oil Painters and at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. One of his commissions was for the famous 1:12 scale Queen Mary’s Dollhouse which was exhibited in Wembley in 1924. His contribution is hung in the library and is titled ‘Fir Trees against a Sunset Sky’. His entry can be found in the Royal Collection, reference RCIN 927384.
This wonderful and vibrant painting is painted using a thick application of paint, the impasto technique. The energy, brightness of color and the way he has captured the light is truly fantastic and truly reflective of the Art Deco mood. The painting is signed by the artist bottom right, only visible when removed from the frame. It has the two original artist labels verso. The labels to the rear of the painted board read: ‘Pomana. Oil by Cyril Saunders Spackman R.B.A., F.S.A., Scot., L.R.I.B.A., The Studio, One Edridge Road, Croydon, Surrey.’
The unglazed painting is housed in an antique high quality veneered frame with gilt Gesso decoration.
Unfortunately due to the size and weight of the frame, we would only be able to ship the FRAMED painting to the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands and Ireland. We do not cover any import fees/duties or charges.
For mainland United States or Canada the frame WILL BE REMOVED, the price for the painting WITHOUT the frame is £2000 GBP including complimentary DHL shipping. We do not cover any import fees/duties or charges.
Measuring: Painting measuring width 19.5 inch (50 cm) by height 24 inch (61 cm).
Frame width 24.25 inch (62 cm) by height 28.5 inch (72.5 cm). Frame depth 2 1/8 inch (5.5 cm). Aperture width 18 inch (46 cm) by height 22 inch (56 cm).
Weight when framed : 4.2 KG
Condition: Some minor age related wear to the edges of the frame, some minor retouching to some areas of the gilt slip. Two of the gilt moulded reliefs are missing a small section to each. When viewed out of the frame, the portrait has some areas of missing paint to outer edges of board, small dent to bottom left corner of board. Please note that there is a minor diagonal surface scratch to the sitter’s chest.
This painting is by a sought after American artist, his work is rarely available. The painting will display excellently in both a classical or contemporary style interior.
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