DRAWING Miscellaneous

Cow studies.   Undated.

Cow Studies 3 PainePaine Cow Studies 1Paine Cow Studies 2

Dogs playing (?)   Undated.

Paine Dogs playing

Plant studies.   Undated.

Paine Plant studies (1)

Paine Plant studies (2)

Paine Plant studies (3)

Paine Plant studies (4)

Turtle copied from ‘Reptiles, Amphibians, Fishes and lower chordata’                            Edited by J.T. Cunningham Methuen 1912

Turtle PaineUndated

 

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DRAWING Ballpen sketches

Paine always carried a notebook and sketched in pen or pencil, whichever was to hand.   All undated.

A Woman with big hair Paine

A Head of man Paine

A Head of man with pipe Paine

A Head of woman with wavy hair Paine

A Russell Hotel Group in armchairs Paine

The Russell Hotel is probably the Hotel Russell on Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London, renamed the Kimpton Fitzroy on 24 October 2018.

A Seated group Paine

Three men on stools Paine

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DRAWING Nudes

Nude reclining study 18 March 1966

Reclining nude dated 18 March 1966.

Paine attended life drawing classes during the year before his death in 1967.

Paine Nude sitting study pencil 1 -

Paine Nude Study 2 pencil

Paine Nude Study pencil

 

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DRAWING Saint Francis

Paine St. Francis

Saint Francis.   Undated.   Signed lower right ‘Charles Paine’.

No doubt the drawing reflects the legend of St. Francis preaching to the birds.   Even the fish are drawn by his holiness.

 

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DRAWING Saints and drapery

I don’t know which saints are represented.   Undated.

Paine Saint with drapery 3

Paine Drapery

Paine Head of a saint

Paine Saint with drapery

Paine Saint with drapery 2

Paine drapery study

 

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DRAWING Hands

All undated

Hands 3 - pencil studies Paine B (1)

Hands pencil studies Paine (1)     Hands pencil studies Paine A (1)

Hands pencil studies Paine (4)

Hands pencil studies Paine (5)     Hands pencil studies Paine A (2)

Hands pencil studies Paine (2)     Hands pencil studies Paine A (3)

Hands pencil studies Paine (3)

 

 

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DRAWING Heads

Jack Cliff Paine

Pencil study for Observer Jack Cliff

Jack Cliff Observer Paine

Observer Jack Cliff, Part B                                                                                                     Passed for Publication 26 Oct 1942 Press and Censorship Bureau

Max Rostal drawn by Paine 1945See post March 10, 2018

Baby face studies Paine (7)

Studies for baby face

Baby face studies Paine (2)     Baby face studies Paine (3)

Baby face studies Paine (4)     Baby face studies Paine (6)

Baby face studies Paine (5)

Baby face studies Paine (1)      Baby heads Paine

Baby face studies Paine (8)

John Duke of Marlborough

John Duke of Marlborough PaineUndated

Study for black king in the memorial window Paine designed for Queen’s Park High Parish Church, Queen’s Drive, Glasgow.   (cf. post October 23, 2017)

Scan0010 DONE

The following are unnamed and undated

Paine drawing (1)     Paine drawing (2)

Paine drawing (3)Paine drawing (4)

Paine drawing (5)

 

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CARTOONS

Paine was renowned for his cartoons though he was never, so far as is known, a professional cartoonist.   This cartoon in celebration of the New Year could be a scene from The Wind in the Willows.  It was drawn for John Platt during the 1930s.

Charles Paine New Years cartoon‘Should auld acquaintance be forgot . . .’    Blackheath 1930s

(Reproduced by kind permission of the estate of John Platt)

Jocelyn Morton observed that Paine’s ‘whimsical personality’ was as striking as ‘the imaginative quality of his work’.   (Jocelyn Morton Three Generations of a Family Textile Firm: Routledge & Kegan Paul 1971)    He reproduced this letter from Paine to his father, James Morton.

Scan0002 - Copy - Copy

Mrs Hards, Paine’s neighbour at Welwyn, told how these little comments on his neighbours and fellow citizens would appear on her doormat at regular intervals.   She recalled how one of Paine’s ‘caricatures of a Mrs. Stock with “rather protruding teeth” was left accidentally on the seat at a concert she had organised.’   (Charles Paine 1895 -1967 Article by Ambrose Hogan and Sue Kirby, Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service 1992)

Charles Paine and Joan Bolshaw were married at Holy Trinity Church, Horwich, Lancashire, on 18 October 1962.   Paine was 67 and Joan was 48.   They honeymooned for two weeks in London and Tunbridge Wells before returning to Gorey Pier.   Paine commented on events in a series of cartoons.

Don’t forget the ring.

The Ring series - CP wedding 1962

Ring series 1962 -

Ring series in church 1962

The honeymoon

Ring series 4 Going on honeymoon

Joan's luggage cartoon

Married bliss

Picture hanging cartoon CP and JaneOut with the milk Charles Paine

Joan’s sister, Greta, lived at Horwich in Lancashire and Paine got on very well with her Scottish husband, Mac (Bertie McPherson), a retired railway engineer.   Mac was short and stout, humorous and fond of a dram and Charles was tall and lean and by no means a teetotaler.   Rivington Pike is a summit of Winter Hill and is clearly visible from Horwich.   They would be sent out every day for a walk with the dogs, Joe, a golden retriever, and Mungo, a black labrador.     This birthday card commemorates these events.

Birthday card cartoon to Bertie McPherson, Whittle Croft

Paine as a Scotsman

CP as Scotsman cartoon - thank you note to Mac

Paine as a rattlesnake

Paine as a rattlesnakePaine as a rattlesnake 2

This was probably drawn one evening at The Moorings Hotel, Gorey, during the early 1960s.

Elephant cartoon

All I know about this baby cartoon is that it makes me smile.

Baby cartoon

 

 

 

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COURTYARD watercolour

Courtyard Paine Watercolour undatedUndated

This is my only record of this watercolour.   The location of the courtyard is unknown though it is probably in Jersey and painted during the 1950s, perhaps in St. Helier.

Paine made a number of preliminary sketches in a notebook which give some indication of colour and show his meticulous preparation and attention to detail.

A Courtyard watercolour sketch (8) - Copy           A Courtyard watercolour sketch (9) - Copy

Courtyard watercolour sketch (1)                 Courtyard watercolour sketch (3)

Courtyard watercolour sketch (4)

Courtyard watercolour sketch (5)

Courtyard watercolour sketch

Courtyard watercolour sketch (7)              Courtyard watercolour sketch (8)

Courtyard watercolour sketch (10)            Courtyard watercolour sketch (11)

Courtyard watercolour sketch (12)          Courtyard watercolour sketch (14)

Courtyard watercolour skeych           A Courtyard watercolour sketch (2)

A Courtyard watercolour sketch (3) - Copy

Courtyard watercolour sketch (13)

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Royal School of Needlework

When Paine returned to London from California in 1931 he ‘resumed private practice and research work’ (Paine’s CV).   In addition he was appointed visiting teacher at the Blackheath School of Art*, where the part-time Principal (1929-39) was his friend, John Platt.   This appointment terminated on the outbreak of war in 1939 when the school was taken over by the Army.

In 1932 Paine was appointed to reorganise the Training School Design and Drawing classes at the Royal School of Needlework, a task completed in 1934.   John Platt, was instrumental in obtaining the appointment.   Paine expressed his gratitude with this cartoon of himself, crowned with triumph, plying a needle at a sewing frame.

* For an excellent account of Paine’s work at the Blackheath School of Art see the BSA historian and archivist’s blog:    http://bowleybear.blogspot.com/

Charles Paine cartoon thanks for Royal College of Needlework job

(Reproduced by kind permission of the estate of John Platt.)

I have no further information regarding Paine’s work at the RSN.   The study for the first greetings telegram (cf. posts October 17, 2017;  October 20 2017) indicates that he retained a connection through the 1930s.

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