Details about Original Portrait Gladys Cooper Oil on card by Philip Whichelo circa 1932-60See original listing
04 Sep, 2014 19:17:15 BST
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Penzance, United Kingdom
People & Portraits
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Original Portrait of Gladys Cooper, Oil on Card signed by Philip Whichelo circa 1932-60
I am confident (but not positive) that its a portrait of Actress Gladys Cooper (Unsigned but from an extensive P. Whichelo collection)
Assumed from the London Theatre scene of 1930s-60s
Part of the Philip Whichelo Collection being auctioned on Ebay
40cm x 29cm
Philip Whichelo (1905–1989) was a British painter and set designer. He lived in Putney, a district in south-west London, England, located in the London Borough of Wandsworth. He was the maternal cousin of the renowned English writer and librettist, Edward Morgan Forster. Letters between Philip Whichelo and E.M. Forester survive in ‘’The Papers of Edward Morgan Forster’’ held at King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge, which includes correspondence between the two, as well as family postcards. Philip Whichelo is recorded as having donated a portrait of E.M. Forster to the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association.
While painting was his passion and pastime, Whichelo supported himself as a set designer for the London-based Gateway Theatre Club, London. Some of his notable works follow:
- Designer, The Judge’s Will, by Quill, Del Sarto Company started 26 May 1956, New Gateway.
- Designer, Marshall’s Aid 1949–1950, Gateway Theatre, London.
- Designer, Murder Happens 1949–1950, Gateway Theatre, London.
- Designer, Lady Inger of Ostraat 1946, Gateway Theatre, London
His paintings have been sold in English auction houses including WH Lane & Son, David Lay, and Hartleys Auctioneers and Valuers, and Tony Saunders Gallery, London.
I cannot guarantee whether this is in oil or acrylic or gouache, please be aware that all the paintings from the Philip Whichelo Collection are old and may require cleaning and or restoration.
If you would like to view the entire collection I can send you a link to a Google Drive folder containing photos of the entire collection. You are most welcome to visit and view the collection by appointment.
Postage - All paintings/drawings will be posted in Hardback envelopes using a signed for service. The international postage service is £19.99 signed and insured - If you prefer a different delivery service to request before payment.