Framed (ref: 488)
Signed on the reverse
Oil on canvas, 32 ◊ 42 in. (81.3 ◊ 106.7 cm.)
Painted in the artistís Oakley Street studio in Chelsea, this work depicts a model posed in an unidentified beach scene. The painting can be dated by the modelís hairstyle and the design of her swimming costume.
We are grateful to Jacquie Lewis for assistance.
Painter in oil and watercolour, draughtsman in ink and wash. Dearden studied at Rochdale School of Art under H Barrett Carpenter, 1905-10, then at the Royal College of Art for five years under Gerald Moira. Dearden, a strong draughtsman, went on to become head of Swindon Art School for 30 years from 1920 and was president for a time of Swindon Artists' Society. He exhibited in London and provincial galleries and Swindon Museum and Art Gallery holds his work. Lived in Swindon.