Henley, Royal Regatta by Charles Cundall. River Pageant.
A large colourful rowing picture of Henley Regatta by Charles E. Cundall. This charming picture illustrates the romantic view of Henley in days gone by. The river is overcrowded with people standing up in their boats and punts to watch the two Eights crossing the finish line. The stands are full with spectators as are the tents that line the riverbank. This is a signed limited edition print published in 1960 by Frost & Reed Ltd, Bristol and London.
Charles Ernest Cundall (1890 – 1971) was an English painter of urban and landscape scenes and painted in oil and watercolour. Amongst his works are a number of excellent sporting scenes, rowing, horse racing, football matches, cricket matches and snooker, he is best known for his large panoramic canvases. He was born in Stretford, Lancashire and was a painter, potter and stained glass artist, studied at Manchester School of Art, obtaining a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, 1912. After serving with the Royal Fusiliers in World War I he returned to the Royal College in 1918, then from 1919 to 1920 attended the Slade, and furthered his studies in Paris. Cundall travelled widely through Europe and Russia.