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St Clements’ Backwater, Oxford


Signed; signed, inscribed with title and the artist’s address on labels on the reverse

Oil on canvasboard


59 by 68 cm., 23 ¼ by 26 ¾ in. 

(frame size 77.5 by 87 cm., 30 ½ by 34 ¼ in.)



London, Royal Academy, 1953, no.535.


Frederick Henry Stonham was born in Reading, Berkshire and studied at Oxford School of Art 1948-1952, before going on to Bournemouth College of Art, 1952-1953.  A painter, printmaker, woodcarver and teacher, he exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1953 and was also a regular exhibitor at the New English Art Club and elsewhere.  For some years he taught art in prisons, including Parkhurst on the Isle of Wight.  The present work dates from his period in Oxford, where he lived in a house on the Botley Road until the mid 1950s.


His studio sale was held in Christies in 2006.

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