Charles Ginner ARA (1878-1952) Hampstead Church 1928, © Jerwood Collection.

Hampstead Church 1928

pen, brush and black ink and watercolour on paper
44 x 30 cm

This intricately composed watercolour was executed in 1928 and depicts Hampstead Parish Church from Frognal Way. Ginner trained as an architect in Paris before moving to London and this faithful depiction of a London scene is typical of his detailed work. 

Ginner used a homemade viewfinder, subdivided with black and white cotton, to select scenes and transcribed them with precision, giving equal weighting to the whole composition.

Miss Jessica Dismorr.
with Leicester Galleries, London.
with Thomas Agnew & Sons, London.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 18 November 1977, lot 48, where purchased by Brian Sewell.
His sale, Brian Sewell: Critic & Collector, Christie's, London, 27 September 2016, lot 222.

C. Ginner, Notebooks, Vol. III, p. 42.


Lara Wardle