John Piper Original Fine Vintage Watercolour. Church/cathedral interior.
Signed by the artist bottom right.
This is an exceptional investment opportunity to acquire an extraordinary and rare Piper original work of art.
Watercolour and ink worked onto medium stock. The artwork measures approximately 23cm x 46cm (9 x 18.11in).
The work is in excellent condition and would benefit greatly from appropriate framing.
It is an ORIGINAL WORK and NOT a lithograph or print of any kind. It is certainly a stunning and interestingly different piece.
A rare opportunity to acquire a truly terrific ORIGINAL John Piper. Private collection UK.
Price on application.
John Piper, CH, (1903-1992)
Famous for his romantic landscapes, views of ruined churches, stately homes and castles, John Piper is considered to be one of the most significant British artists of the 20th Century.
Born in Epsom in 1903, Piper’s inclination to become an artist was inhibited by his father’s desire for him to join the family law firm. Following the death of his father in 1927, Piper enrolled in the Richmond School of Art and a year later the Royal College of Art, leaving without graduating in 1929. At the outbreak of the Second World War, Piper was commissioned by the ‘war artists’ scheme’ to capture the effects of the war on the British landscape. The devastation of the Blitz was easily assimilated to Piper’s personal interest in old ruined buildings. He had also lost his eldest brother in the First World War which may have made the commission particularly poignant and enabled him to respond with his deepest emotion. During these years he travelled the country, capturing the atmosphere of places. These scenes do not always directly relate to bomb-damage but reflect, in Piper’s unique way, a sense of loss and nostalgia. In 1944 he was appointed Official War Artist. Piper died at his beloved home in Fawley Bottom in 1992.