Quiet Street in unoccupied France St Paul de Vence

ALEXANDER AKERBLADH (1886-1958) Biography

Quiet Street in unoccupied France St Paul de Vence (France, 1939)

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Oil on canvas
Signed and dated '39
Bears the original Royal Academy labels on the reverse

Dimensions

56.00cm high
38.00cm wide
(22.05 inches high)
(14.96 inches wide)
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Provenance

N. B. Butler, purchased from the Royal Academy, to 1994

Exhibition History

London, Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition, 1941, number 537

Description / Expertise

Alexander Akerbladh was born in Sweden, studied architecture at the Glasgow School of Art and subsequently art at St John's Wood School in London and also in Munich. He lived in London, exhibiting at the Royal Academy between 1916 and 1957, the Royal Portrait Society and also at the National Portrait Society in Liverpool.
Painted in peace-time, the title of this painting for the 1941 Royal Academy exhibition, A Quiet Street in Unoccupied France, describes the events that had overtaken France since the German occupation.