Platt, Richard: Pearly Kings and Queens – SOLD


A playful 3 colour lithograph produced for the Coronation by an underappreciated artist and printmaker, hard to find. In a slightly scruffy original frame.

Artist: Richard Swaby Platt, (1928-2013)

Title and date: Pearly Kings and Queens, 1953, signed and inscribed

Size: 56.5 x 38.5 cms.

Out of stock


Artist description:

Richard Platt was born in London in 1928, the son of J.G Platt who was a printmaker and later the principal of Hornsey School of Art. He followed in his father’s footsteps and studied at the Royal College of Art (1950-1953) under Robert Austin. After leaving college he exhibited at the Royal Academy (1949–1958), at the New English Art Club, with the London Group and at The Wilton Gallery. He had a one-man show at the Leicester Galleries in 1956 and exhibited in the British Art 1900-1955′ show. From his pen and ink drawings he produced wonderful lithographs of people at work or play, he later moved towards abstraction.

In the early 1960s he moved to Cornwall where he followed his other passion of music and had a very sucessful career as a musicologist specialising in 18th century English music. He lived and worked in Falmouth. His work is held in many public collections.