A Civil Defence Volunteer [Reginald Henry Campbell]

Regular price £175.00

DESCRIPTION

A portrait of a Second World War Civil Defence Volunteer by listed Scottish artist, Reginald Henry Campbell. The Civil Defence Service was a voluntary organisation that covered various remits including local reconnaissance and reporting, rescue parties, medical services, fire guards, and messengers. This particular gentleman wears the organisation's monogram on his top pocket and looks particularly smart in his thinned-rimmed spectacles.

Reginald Henry Campbell studied at the Royal Scottish Academy and exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Society of Scottish Artists, and the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts. He was also responsible for the iconic Ovaltine ads in the early part of the 20th century.

For this portrait, Campbell has painted onto the back of an advertising board designed to raise funds for Kensington's 'Warship Week'.

Signed in the bottom left.

Please just ask if you would like this painting to be framed and we will try to source something appropriate for its age. We only charge for the cost of the actual frame (approximately £50) and include the framing process for free.

Medium Oil on board
Size 21” x 14” / 53.5cm x 36cm
Year of creation c. 1941 - c. 1945
Condition A few losses here and there. A little tatty around the edges.

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Framing

If the images display the artwork framed, then the frame is included in the price. For those that are unframed, we can handle the framing for you should you wish. We always try to source frames that are appropriate for the age of the painting but can also provide contemporary alternatives if you prefer. You only pay for the cost of the actual frame (usually £30 - £50) as we include the labour for free.