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Claude Cardon
19th Century landscape animal oil painting of sheep with lambs

C1895

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Claude Cardon British, (1864-1937) Spring Lambs Oil on canvas, signed Image size: 9.5 inches x 13.5 inches Size including frame: 16.25 inches x 20.25 inches A charming painting of sheep with lambs in front of a hedgerow by Claude Cardon. One of the animals grazes as the others look out across the flower meadow. Claude Lorraine Clark known as Claude Cardon was born in 1864 to the landscape artist Samuel James Clark (1841-1928) and his wife Maria Thornton. He was born into the Clark family of artists; his grandfather was James Clark (1812-1884), a well-known animal painter and his uncles were Albert Clark (1843-1928), Octavius Thomas Clark (1850-1921) and James Albert Clark (1863-1955). His brother Ernest Victor Clark (1867-1931) and cousins Frederick Albert Clark (1869-1954) and William Albert Clark (1880-1963) also became artists. The family lived in Islington and Claude was taught to paint by his father, who also taught him to play the violin. Like other members of his family, he painted animals, specialising in rural farm scenes often depicting calves, chickens, pigs and sheep. In 1888, he married Lottie Maud Whetstone and together they lived at 10 Witherington Road in Islington. By 1892, he had started using the pseudonym of Claude Cardon, presumably to distinguish himself between other members of his artistic family and in the same year made his debut at the Royal Academy under this name. He began exhibiting at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1893 and went on to exhibit at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and the Manchester City Art Gallery. He moved to Camden in the St Pancras area of London in 1895, where he worked out of a studio. He lived there with his family until around 1911, when he settled in Whitstable, Kent, living at 12 Cromwell Road. However, he continued to keep a studio in Camden until around 1924. Cardon spent his final years living at 79 Canterbury Road, Whitstable, where he died on 20 January, 1937. Examples of his work can be found at the Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery. Presentation: The work is housed in a period gilt frame which is in excellent condition. Condition: As with all of our original antique oil paintings, this work is offered in ready to hang gallery condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and revarnished. © Benton Fine Art
  • Creator:
    Claude Cardon (1864 - 1937)
  • Creation Year:
    C1895
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 16.25 in (41.28 cm)Width: 20.25 in (51.44 cm)Depth: 2.5 in (6.35 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Moreton-In-Marsh, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU156212073352
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