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Stanley North’s 1924 London & World maps

Posted by RDN under On art on 7 November 2014. No comments.

In 1924, Stanley Kennedy North drew two maps, one for the Thomas Cook tourist business and the other a London transport map for the 1924 British Empire Exhibition (the one featured in The King’s Speech). Below the fold, I have posted links to the maps, in a form which allows you to zoom, pan and scroll within the images.

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Stanley North’s glass portrait of Vera Bax

Posted by RDN under On art on 20 October 2014. No comments.

Before he married his second wife HelenKennedy, and adopted her name, my grandfather Stanley married Vera Rawnsley, and they produced my father, Paul. She later married, first, Filson Young, and, second, Clifford Bax.

Here is Staney’s stained glass portrait of a young woman, by family tradition, his wife Vera.

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Stanley Kennedy North’s Norwich glass #3

Posted by RDN under On art on 20 October 2014. No comments.

This is the third of three posts on Stanley Kennedy North’s work for the Colman family of Norwich mustard fame. (See #1 here and #2  here.)

SKN did three pieces of stained glass for the great Norfolk mustard makers, and this, the third, is a large (I guess six foot by six foot) set of panels which add up to a heraldic device celebrating the Colman’s. It is currently (October, 14) dismantled as panels, in store at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, in the care of NNUH’s Arts Project and its chief, Emma Jarvis.

The panel is built round a pair of panels with the text (repunctuated):
“Geoffrey Russell Rees Colman, 1892 – 1935, chairman of this hospital 1932-33, in whose memory this maternity wing was built by his parents Russell James Colman and Edith Margaret Colman, in the year of our Lord 1938. For thy peace thou wast beloved.”

SKN heraldic G_R_R_Colman inscription_text

Here’s a gallery of other images from this heraldic work:

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Stanley Kennedy North’s Norwich glass #2

Posted by RDN under On art on 13 October 2014. No comments.

This is the second of three posts on Stanley Kennedy North’s stained glass commissioned by the Colman family of Norfolk. Here, further to the first SKN glass post, on his Wheel of Life, is another, on his Tree of Life. The third post is a heraldic panel devoted to the Colman’s.

Here’s a gallery on The Tree of Life:

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  • SKN Tree of Life small web size
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And some discussion of the work…

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Stanley Kennedy North’s Norwich glass #1

Posted by RDN under On art on 9 October 2014. No comments.

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Stanley Kennedy North did three beautiful large stained glass works for the  Colman mustard family of Norfolk to commemorate their donations to Norwich’s pre-NHS hospitals. The works are now in the care of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s Arts Project, managed by Emma Jarvis.

This is #1, The Wheel of Life, is on display. See here for #2, The Tree of Life and see here for #3 for SKN’s Colman family heraldic device.

 

Here is a gallery of the Wheel of Life:

  • The Thumb image for SKN

    Trial thumb image for SKN

  • SKN WoL entire
  • SKN WoL astrology detail
  • SKN WoL bird detail
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  • SKN WoL astrology detail
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    SKN WoL Astrology detail Taurus

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    SKN WoL astrological figure: Aquarius man with pitcher

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    SKN WoL astrological figure: Pisces fish

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    SKN WoL astrological figure: Venus wth mirror

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    Astrological figure: Gemini twins

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    SKN WoL Astrological figure: Lion

The Wheel of Life is about six feet high by four or five feet wide. Typically of SKN’s work, it is a joyous mix of Arts and Crafts and Modernism. It celebrates the human, including agriculture; flora and fauna; and has an astrological theme as well.

Stanley Kennedy North: Medieval homages, c1920s

Posted by RDN under On art on 27 August 2014. No comments.

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Stanley North, or Stanley Kennedy North (and sometimes, as below in the carol work, Kennedy North) as he became on his marriage to Helen Kennedy (his second wife), was a strikingly modern illustrator but almost as much a passionate medievalist – as we see in various images in the rest of this page.

The image below is a detail from SKN’s triptych for the Royal Academy of Music, which best described at the RAM’s online museum and best seen at the BBC/PCF site.

SKN's Royal Academy of Music tribute to Tobias Matthay, detail

SKN’s Royal Academy of Music tribute to Tobias Matthay, detail

Moving on to other rather similar Stanley North medievalist offerings, see below… More »

Stanley Kennedy North folk dance book, 1921

Posted by RDN under On art / On books on 27 August 2014. No comments.

Stanley North, by then calling himself Stanley Kennedy North, in recognition of his marriage to Helen Kennedy, illustrated and (presumably) produced this marvellous little book, Mr North’s Maggot (so called after a folk dance formulation). It is dedicated to Helen and has a foreword by Cecil Sharp, the great revivalist (and preserver) of the form and founder of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

Here are two galleries of SKN’s Maggot. The first has smallish images and alterates the illustrations with related scraps of lyric:

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  • SKN Folk front cover
  • SKN Folk Confess_1
  • SKN Folk facing Confess_1
  • SKN Folk Constant Billy_2
  • SKN Folk facing Constant Billy_2
  • SKN Folk Earsdon Sword Dance_3
  • SKN Folk facing Earsdon Sword Dance_3
  • SKN Folk Gathering Peascods_4
  • SKN Folk facing Gathering Peascods_4
  • SKN Folk I Will Go And Enlist_5
  • SKN Folk facing I Will Go And Enlist_5
  • SKN Folk Kirkby Sword Dance_6
  • SKN Folk facing Kirkby Sword Dance_6
  • SKN Folk Oranges and Lemons_7
  • SKN Folk facing Oranges And Lemons_7
  • SKN Folk Parsons Farewell_8
  • SKN Folk facing Parsons Farewell_8
  • SKN Folk Picking Up Sticks_9
  • SKN Folk facing Picking Up Sticks_9
  • SKN Folk Rigs O Marlow_10
  • SKN Folk facing Rigs O Marlow_10
  • SKN Folk Shepherds Holday_11
  • SKN Folk facing Shepherds Holiday_11
  • SKN Folk The Rose_12
  • SKN Folk facing The Rose_12
  • SKN Folk Cecil Sharp foreword_21
  • SKN Folk Beamont & Hetcher_22
  • SKN Folk Helen dedication_23
  • SKN Folk Peacham note_24
  • SKN Folk reverse front cover_25
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  • SKN Folk back cover_19

The second has larger, cropped images, and text and illustrations are unsorted:

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  • SKN Folk facing Constant Billy_resize37
  • SKN Folk facing The Rose
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  • SKN Folk front cover24
  • SKN Folk facing Rigs O Marlow
  • SKN Folk facing Shepherds Holiday
  • SKN Folk facing Parsons Farewell49
  • SKN Folk facing Picking Up Sticks
  • SKN Folk facing Kirkby Sword Dance
  • SKN Folk facing Oranges And Lemons
  • SKN Folk facing Gathering Peascods
  • SKN Folk facing I Will Go And Enlist
  • SKN Folk facing Earsdon Sword Dance
  • SKN Folk facing Confess
  • SKN Folk facing Constant Billy
  • SKN Folk Earsdon Sword Dance
  • SKN Folk dedication
  • SKN Folk back cover
  • SKN Folk dedication reverse
  • SKN Folk Confess
  • SKN Folk Gathering Peascods
  • SKN Folk I Will Go And Enlist
  • SKN Folk Kirkby Sword Dance
  • SKN Folk Oranges and Lemons
  • SKN Folk Parsons Farewell
  • SKN Folk Peacham note
  • SKN Folk Peacham note reverse
  • SKN Folk reverse front cover
  • SKN Folk reverse of facing Gathering Surely...
  • SKN Folk Picking Up Sticks
  • SKN Folk Rigs O Marlow
  • SKN Folk Shepherds Holday
  • SKN Folk The Rose
  • SKN Folk verso sheet

Stanley North WW1 “Child’s ABC”, 1914

Posted by RDN under Military Covenant / On art / On books on 25 August 2014. No comments.

Sometime during the autumn of 1914 (I am presuming), my grandfather, Stanley North produced these marvellous images to illustrate Geoffrey Whitworth’s “Child’s ABC of the War”. It was in the spirit of much of the artistic and literary response to the declaration of war.

Here is a gallery of the complete work…

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  • SKN ABC Z_resize
  • SKN ABC cover_resize
  • SKN ABC dedication_resize
  • SKN ABC envoy Paul_resize
  • SKN ABC T_resize and cropped

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