Mavagissey, by Ruskin Spear RA (framed)

This work is included in the Art Sales exhibition Artist to Artist, which explores relationships and connections between Academicians, past and present. It is on display in the Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, from 14th September to 3rd December 2018.

Please note that, if purchased, this framed work is available for collection only from the Royal Academy of Arts by appointment with the Art Sales team.

This unique work has been sold. For enquiries on other work by this artist, please contact us on 0207 500 5933

Artwork details

Medium Drawing
Colour Brown/Multicolour
Dimensions 58.5 x 73.5cm
Fabric & material Watercolour paint

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Artwork description

We are proud to present this distinctive watercolour of Mevagissey, a village in Cornwall, by Ruskin Spear. Since his family regularly visited Gorran Haven for their summer holiday, many of his paintings and drawings are of the village and the nearby town; Mevagissey. This work was painted en plein air.

Ruskin Spear was a significant presence at the Royal College of Art, London, during the time he taught there from 1948–1975. Leonard Rosoman and Carel Weight were also tutors at the RCA during much of this period. Vanessa Jackson, David Hockney, Allen Jones, Patrick Caulfield and Olwyn Bowey all studied at the college whilst Spear was a tutor there.

Ruskin Spear was elected to the Royal Academy in 1954 and awarded the CBE in 1979.