Guy Lipscombe – Cosy Cat

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Oil on canvas, signed Guy Lipscombe (lower right) and framed with label for A. Vivian Mansell & Co Ltd. 26 Bloomsbury Way. W.C.1.

Canvas: 16 1/8 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm.)
Frame: 19 1/8 x 23 in. (48.5 x 58.5 cm.)


Lipscombe, Guy (1881-1952)

Guy Lipscombe was born in Teddington on 22 August 1881 and was trained as an artist, studying at Hatherley's and the Slade School of Art, as well as undertaking a scholarship at the Royal Academy Schools. Soon after graduation he became the motor sport illustrator for the newly founded magazine ‘The Motor’. His depiction of the 1907 French Grand Prix now hangs on the main stairs of the Royal Automobile Club in London. He created a well-known patriotic poster for the British Rail Recruitment Office which was reused successfully by the War Office in the Great War. During hostilities he volunteered as a driver with the British Red Cross and served on the Italian Front in Italy, producing several works whilst there. Four of these were acquired by the Imperial War Museum. Lipscombe began to exhibit in London from 1908 to 1937 at The Royal Academy, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Abbey Gallery, The Dudley Gallery, and The London Salon. He also exhibited at The Walker Gallery in Liverpool.