‘Newmarket R. T. Cowern 1940’ (‘Recording Britain’ c.1947)


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An interesting and attractive 1940s process print of Newmarket, Suffolk — taken from an original sepia drawing by Raymond Cowern A.R.W.S — which was published in Arnold Palmer’s Recording Britain: Volume II* (London: Oxford University Press [Pligrim’s Trust], 1947).

*’Recording Britain’ was a collection of topographical watercolours and drawings made in the early 1940s during the Second World War. In 1940, the Committee for the Employment of Artists in Wartime, part of the Ministry of Labour and National Service, launched a scheme to employ artists to record the home front in Britain, funded by a grant from the Pilgrim Trust. Some of the country’s finest watercolour painters, such as John Piper, Sir William Russell Flint and Rowland Hilder, were commissioned to make paintings and drawings of buildings, scenes, and places which captured a sense of national identity. Their subjects were typically English: market towns and villages; churches and country estates; rural landscapes and industries; rivers and wild places; and monuments and ruins.

  • This is an original 1940s process print.
  • Printed area is approximately 21.9cms by 15cms
  • The print is in very good condition with with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
  • The item comes displayed in a ready to frame acid free mount.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 65 years old.
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