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Port of Call

Item Code: OB-95525
Oil on board
Date of Work
Signed verso
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Oil on board, signed verso.

'Port of Call, one of the happiest of his works, a large, cadmium-yellow dolphin is beached, quite blissfully, in a meadow full of flowers with a sea inlet and little hills beyond. In the foreground, little pools each with a goldfish in them faintly recall the pools in the Wood between the Worlds in C.S. Lewis’ Narnia volume, The Magician’s Nephew. Atop the dolphin, but seemingly causing it no stress or harm, sits a diaphanous, faceless figure that could be a woman, child or sprite. The scene is peaceful, sunny, contemplative: the very image of zoomorphic companionship.'
Hilary Davies, August 2021.
Oliver Bancroft PortraitBorn in Cambridge in 1976, Oliver Bancroft is recognised to be one of the outstanding painters of his generation. He has exhibited internationally and over the last two decades has become a feted filmmaker, with selections by Tacita Dean and shown in various venues including the Pompidou, Paris.
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