Fine Oil Painting
1915/18: John LEIGH-PEMBERTON: a fine OIL PAINTING on artists board entitled: "The Regency Period". Well painted, with faithful attention to detail, this is one of a series of paintings commissioned by Whitbreads Brewery to hang in their original boardroom. It portrays a typical scene outside a Public House showing the fashions and pastimes of the Regency period (1820-1836). Signed and dated 1950. *John Leigh-Pemberton, born in 1911, was brother of the Governor of the Bank of England and both a fine artist and illustrator. Educated at Eton and a Flying Instructor in the Second World War, he designed the interiors of a number of ocean-going liners and illustrated the famous "Shell Guide" series.
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