The Silver Connoisseur, 1943

by John Littlejohns


MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 24.4 x 29.5 inches (62 x 75 cm)
SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Littlejohns’ and dated (lower right)



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    This work by Littlejohns depicts a gentleman dressed smartly in contemporary clothing, sat examining various silver items with a scrutinising eye. It has been exhibited across galleries from the Fine Art Society to the Royal Academy.

    Private Collection, United Kingdom

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    Born at Orchard Hill, near Bideford, Devon, Littlejohns began as a pupil-teacher at the Bideford School of Art, aged sixteen. He married the artist Idalia Blanche Littlejohns, and worked from Brook Green, London.

    Together with Leonard Richmond, the two would be a major force in art-teaching books for half a century. His books include Art in Schools; Sketching from Nature in Line and Tone; The Technique of Watercolour (with Leonard Richmond) and The Art of Painting in Pastel.

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