Lot 303: Lloyd (Norman, 1895-1983). Warships under camouflage, Le Havre, 1916, oil on canvas board, signed lower left, additionally inscribed in red to verso 'Havre/16', and with later handwritten full inscription, possibly in the artist's hand, below, board manufacturer's stamp of G. Roberson & Co to verso, 203 x 255mm (8 x 10ins), framed. Provenance: Private Collection, Gloucestershire. The Australian artist Norman Lloyd was born near Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia in 1895, and left school in 1911 to study painting with the artists Julian Ashton and James R. Jackson in Sydney. He enlisted with the Australian Imperial Forces in 1916, and was transported to Europe where he was seriously wounded at Polygon Wood on 20th September 1917. He returned to Sydney in February 1918, and from the 1920s onwards exhibited with various galleries in Sydney and Melbourne. In the 1930s Lloyd moved to London where he became a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (in 1936) and the London Sketch Club, of which he was president between 1941 and 1942. The present work is therefore an unusual early example of his output and documents his arrival from Australia at Le Havre in 1916. (1)
Dominic Winter's Fine Art & Antiques Auction July 2015
Thursday, 16th July 2015
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