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Reginald Brill (1902 - 1974)   BIOGRAPHY

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Viterbo, 1929
Framed (ref: 6659)
Titled on a label to the reverse
Oil on panel with scratching out
12 x 18 in. (30.5 x 45.6 cm.)

 


Provenance: The Phoenix Gallery Lavenham


Viterbo is an ancient city and comune in the Lazio region of central Italy approximately 80 kilometres north of GRA (Rome) on the Via Cassia, and it is surrounded by the Monti Cimini and Monti Volsini. The historic center of the city is surrounded by medieval walls, built during the 11th and 12th centuries. 

The panel was undertaken at the end of Brill's Scholarship at the British School in Rome. 


Preparatory drawing for this panel, pen and ink on buff coloured paper, 25.5 x 40 cm.








Reginald Brill (1902 - 1974)

Artist in oil and watercolour and fine draughtsman of landscapes, figure studies and portraits. Born in London, Brill studied under Henry Tonks at the Slade School 1921-4 after a period at the St Martin's School of Art. Won the Prix de Rome for painting and was at the British School in Rome 1927-9. Worked in Cairo, 1930. Exhibited at the RA, Leicester Galleries and in East Anglia, where he lived, at Lavenham. Was principal of Kingston School of Art. Wrote Modern Painting and Art as a Career. Kingston Polytechnic, the Royal Borough and the Phoenix Gallery organised a retrospective in Kingston in 1985, with another at Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, 1999.

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