~ Signed Sir John Lavery Print (1856-1941) ~
A print of an original painting by the well known Irish artist Sir John Lavery, signed by the artist.
The print is of one of Laverys wartime paintings.
The painting depicts a night time inspection by High ranking Officers of a Revenge-class battleship and its crew.
The image is dark and foreboding and captures the tense atmosphere of the Royal Navy gripped by the enormity of the First World
The print is signed by Lavery to the border below the image.
The print was published by Raphael Tuck & Sons (1886 – 1959) who were a very well known London print makers, probably best known
for their prominence in the postcard boom of the late 1800’s/ early 1900’s.
The print is presented in a modern glazed frame.
~ Dimensions ~
The print measures (including lower border with signature) 53.5cm (21 inches) by 67cm (26 ¼ inches).
The frame measures 71.5cm (21 ¼ inches) by 84.5cm (33 ¼ inches).
The framed print weighs 4.14 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The print is in a very nice condition with o foxing, fading or damages.
The frame is in very good order.
~ Sir John Lavery ~
Sir John Lavery RA RSA RHA (20 March 1856 – 10 January 1941) was an Irish painter best known for his portraits and wartime
John Lavery was born in Belfast, he attended Haldane Academy in Glasgow in the 1870s and the Académie Julian in Paris in the early
1880s. He returned to Glasgow and was associated with the Glasgow School. In 1888 he was commissioned to paint the state visit of
Queen Victoria to the Glasgow International Exhibition. This launched his career as a society painter.
Lavery was appointed an official artist in the First World War. Ill-health and a serious car crash, however, prevented him from
travelling to the Western Front and kept him from fulfilling this role as war artist. He remained in Britain and mostly painted boats,
aeroplanes and airships.
After the war he was knighted and in 1921 he was elected to the Royal Academy.
His work has been exhibited in The Imperial War Museum, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Ireland, The Tate
Gallery, London, The Ulster Museum and The Walker Art Gallery among others.