Monday, 10 February 2020

Frank Brangwyn - part 12



Sir Frank William Brangwyn (1867 – 1956) was an Anglo-Welsh artist, painter, water colourist, engraver, illustrator and progressive designer.
Brangwyn was an artistic jack-of-all-trades. As well as paintings and drawings, he produced designs for stained glass, furniture, ceramics, table glassware, buildings and interiors, was a lithographer and woodcutter and was a book illustrator. It has been estimated that during his lifetime Brangwyn produced over 12,000 works. His mural commissions would cover over 22,000 sq ft (2,000 m2) of canvas, he painted over 1,000 oils, over 660 mixed media works (watercolours, gouache), over 500 etchings, about 400 wood engravings and woodcuts, 280 lithographs, 40 architectural and interior designs, 230 designs for items of furniture and 20 stained glass panels and windows.
Brangwyn received some artistic training, probably from his father, and later from Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo and in the workshops of William Morris, but he was largely an autodidact without a formal artistic education. When, at the age of seventeen, one of his paintings was accepted at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, he was strengthened in his conviction to become an artist. Initially he painted traditional subjects about the sea and life on the seas. His 1890 canvas, Funeral At Sea won a medal of the third class at the 1891 Paris Salon. The murals for which Brangwyn was famous, and during his lifetime he was very famous indeed, were brightly coloured and crowded with details of plants and animals, although they became flatter and less flamboyant later in his life.

This is part 12 of a 13-part series on the works of Sir Frank William Brangwyn. 
For earlier works see parts 1 - 11 also.



before 1939 Lyme Regis
oil on board 47 x 56.5 cm
Dundee Art Galleries and Museums Collection,
 Scotland, UK

before 1940 Fishermen's Quarters, Venice
oil on canvas 62 x 97.5 cm
Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, UK

before 1944 The Windmill, Las Palmas, Spain
oil on board 62.5 x 75 cm
Dudley Museums Service, UK

1944 Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
oil on hardboard 62 x 74.5 cm
Museum of New Zealand, Wellington

1944 The Last of the Wooden Walls of England

1944 The Last of the Wooden Walls of England
 The "Implacable"

1944 The Last of the Wooden Walls of England
 The "Britannia" being towed to breakers

1945 Blacksmith
woodcut 10 x 3 cm (block) 

1945 Portrait of A. H. Mackmurdo
red chalk on cream laid paper 50.3 x 65 cm
Royal Academy of Arts, London

c1946 Damn the War
woodcut on grey paper 7.6 x 6.3 cm

before 1948 Judith and Holofernes
oil on wood panel 42 x 30.5 cm
William Morris Gallery, London

1948 The Crushing Mill
oil on panel 45 x 55 cm
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, West Sussex, UK

before 1950 Ancona
oil on canvas 104.1 x 142.2 cm
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK

c1952 Sketch Book 34.6 x 27.8 cm

c1952 Sketch Book 34.4 x 25 cm

c1952 Sketch Book 34.5 x 27.5 cm

c1952 Sketch Book 33.5 x 27 cm

c1952 The Prodigal Son
oil on canvas 53.5 x 70 cm
Royal Academy of Arts, London

c1954 Fisherwomen
oil on canvas 118 x 146 cm
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK

1948 The Book of Job 32 etchings
(9 shown here)




























Note: Dates were not found for the remainder of works shown in this series on the works of Frank Brangwyn.
They are shown in alphabetical order by title and will inevitably be out of sequence.


A Cook Shop, Naples
oil on panel 40 x 55.5 cm

A Street Market in Tangier
oil on canvas 74 x 109 cm

A Venice Canal
oil on canvas 54.3 x 43 cm
Gracefield Arts Centre Dumfries, Scotland, UK

Arabs, Tangier. The Court of the Bey
watercolour 59.5 x 79.7 cm

Assisi Woodland
oil on wood 43.3 x 31.3 cm
National Galleries of Scotland
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK

Battersea Bridge, London
oil on canvas 28 x 48 cm
Chelsea Library, London

Blast Furnace
lithograph 24.8 x 21.7 cm (plate)
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

Bruges No.2
colour woodcut 38.2 x 49.9 cm (block)
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

Caernarvon Castle
oil on board 62.2 x 75.6 cm
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK

Canal, Dixmuden
etching and drypoint 17.5 x 22.6 cm (plate)
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

Coal Mine
pencil and watercolour 22.8 x 27.9 cm

Construction Workers on the Pont Neuf Bridge, Paris
etching 50.2 x 55.9 cm

Dalmatian Traders
oil on canvas 61.5 x 74.6 cm
The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK

Decorated Screen on three canvases
comprising a double-sided screen each 136 x 52 cm

Dhows Loading
oil on canvas 62.3 x 75 cm
The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK

Eastern Bridal Procession
oil on canvas 100 x 125.5 cm
The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK

Ecclesia Job
oil on canvas 170.2 x 49.5 cm
Campion Hall, University of Oxford, UK

"FB (Frank Brangwyn) to Jerome Esser"
(inscription on the study)
black and red chalk on paper 42 x 34.4 cm

Gondoliers of Venice
oil on canvas 102 x 127 cm

Gothic Bridge at Barnard Castle, Yorkshire
oil on canvas 74 x 102 cm
Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, UK

Harvesters
drypoint etching printed on laid paper 30.5 x 37.5 cm (plate)

Joy on the Beach
oil on board 63.5 x 76 cm
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK

Labourers
lithograph printed on plywood 40.6 x 35.6 cm (image)

Landscape
oil on canvas 44 x 54 cm
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council,
West Yorkshire, UK

Le Pont de Verny, Airvault, Deux-Sèvres
(medium unknown)

Men Drinking
lithograph in red-brown, with highlights in yellow on tan wove paper 24.2 x 28 cm (plate )
 Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Moorish Castle
watercolour 40.6 x 55.8 cm

Muezzin
colour woodcut 20 x 10 cm

Naples
oil on canvas 62 x 74 cm
Paisley Art Institute Collection, Scotland, UK

Nativity
woodcut printed in colours 15.2 x 10.2 cm

Old Man at Assisi
oil on canvas 61 x 47.5 cm
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, UK

On the Coast, Tangier
(medium unknown)

Open Air Theatre
watercolour on paper 28 x 20.5 cm
Rye Art Gallery, Sussex, UK

Oranges and Lemons in a Basket
oil on canvas 50.5 x 60.5 cm
William Morris Gallery, London

Oriental Study: The Man in Red
oil on canvas 62 x 73 cm
William Morris Gallery, London

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