Naylor, Francis Ives: St Paul’s from London Wall


An atmospheric watercolour capturing the effects of bomb damage in the vicinity of St Paul’s Cathedral, signed lower right, inscribed and dated 1949

Artist: Francis Ives Naylor, (1892-1982)

Title and date: St Paul’s from London Wall, 1949

Size: 36.0 x 50.0 cms.


Artist description:

A painter, printmaker and stage designer, Francis Naylor was born in Bickley, Kent and studied at Hornsey College of Art from 1936-40 and from 1946-48 under J. C. Moody and Norman Janes. He lived in London and Norwich and was principally a local government officer but his artistic talents were recognised by his election as a Member of The Society of Graphic Artists. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, The National Society of Painters, Etchers and Gravers and The Society of Graphic Artists.

Francis Naylor recorded London street scenes in the 1940s and ‘50s, and especially the effects of bomb damage during the Second World War.