John Tunnard A.R.A. (British, 1900-1971)
signed and dated ‘John Tunnard/VI.G.19. 60’ (lower right)
watercolour, pastel, brush and ink
37 x 54.5 cm. (14 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.)
Tunnard’s painting enjoyed a rise in popularity after the McRoberts and Tunnard Gallery one man exhibition in 1959. During 1960, when the present work was executed and partly due to his friend Vivian Pitchforth, Tunnard was inspired to begin exhibiting at the Royal Academy again which he had not done since 1931. The title of 66º32 North signifies the latitude of the Arctic Circle.
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