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Flavia Blois, later Baroness Burntwood

(Suffolk 1914-1988 London)

February, 1944 – A View over Clapham Common from 14 Trinity Close  *SOLD*

oil on board

29 x 19 cm.

with an old hand-written exhibition label, verso ‘No. 1/ Title – FEBRUARY, 1944/ price £8 – 8/ Miss Flavia Blois/ 139 Adelaide RD/ London NW3’;

another exhibition label ‘Albert Sisele/ 14 Greenwell St./ Fitzroy Square, W1/ no. 7295/ Feb. 1944/ Flavia Blois’;

a ‘War-Time Product’ label, Windsor & Newton’

and a James Bourlet & Sons Ltd. Label;

in its original frame


London, Albert Sisele Gallery, 1944, no. 7295.

This diminutive oil by New English Art Club artist, Flavia Blois (1914-1980), was painted overlooking Clapham Common, which was used during World War II as a heavy anti-aircraft artillery site. The fighter plane in the sky is likely an Avro Manchester or Lancaster Bomber, from the shape of the tailplane.

Blois studied studied at Chelsea School or Art and the Euston Road School, and in Paris from 1939-1940, after which she turned from portrait painting to landscape and street scenes.

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