‡EDWARD SEAGO, RWS (1910-1974)
PICCADILLY BY THE RITZ, JUNE 1953
Signed, oil on canvas
49.5 x 65cm.
Provenance: Private collection, Somerset
* Seago was appointed to be one of the official artists for the Coronation on June 2nd 1953, following a distinguished association with the Royal family, which continued up to his death. This subject was painted during the artist's visit to London for that event. HM The Queen later selected one of Seago's works as the most successful depiction of the Coronation procession.
The artist was not just a regular visitor to Sandringham but also made a gift of a picture to Queen Elizabeth upon her birthday and again at Christmas for over 25 years. With a keen eye for light combined with a fluent technique of great panache, he captured skilfully the sense of liveliness in a subject such as this through the use of attenuated figures and mere hints of form which suggest fleeting movement.
£20000 - £30000