Cotterrill Deykin, Henry: From Old Waterloo Bridge
Dating from 1817 and designed by John Rennie, some of the bridge’s piers began to sink and it was demolished by the London County Council in 1934. A limited edition etching, attractively mounted and framed.
Artist: Henry Cotterill Deykin, (1905-1989)
Title and date: From Old Waterloo Bridge, 1930s
Size: 56.0 x 78.7 cms.
A painter in oil, a sculptor, teacher and furniture maker, Henry Cotterrill Deykin was born in Edgbaston, Birmingham and studied at the city’s College of Arts and Crafts and at the Slade School of Fine Art. Deykin taught at Warwick School from 1936-1965, except for a period in camouflage work during the Second World War. In 1950-51, he was commissioned by Geoffrey Pugh, the head of Atco mowers, to complete 23 paintings showing the grass sports of the 20th century and which went on nationwide tour. This famous collection was sold at Sotheby’s in 1982 and examples are now highly collectable. Deykin showed at the RA, the Whitechapel Gallery and elsewhere, and enjoyed sponsored shows including Eton, Harrow and Cambridge and Norwich Art Schools.