John Paddy Carstairs (1910-1970)

At the Races

Modern British, Works on Paper

Medium: Gouache & Watercolour

Measurements: W 45.5cm x H 30cm

Stock: Available

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At the Races by John Paddy Carstairs

Signed: John Paddy Carstairs 1953

Dimensions: Please note the dimensions of this work when framed are approximately 67cm x 52cm

Condition: Excellent gallery condition, framed & ready to hang. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further assistance

Provenance: Purchased in 1953 from the Exhibitions Bureau London (Modern Trends in Watercolour)


Lawrence Isherwood was an English artist, born in Wigan, Lancashire, where he ran the Isherwood gallery.   He is widely known for his prolific impressionist/expressionist styles.  Isherwood travelled extensively and had over 200 shows, including colleges at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Isherwood was an eccentric, controversial character whose work was uneven , often garish and awkward, but who could occasionally produce a telling image, as seen when a large body of it was included in the Northern art show at the Mall Galleries.

Isherwood was a friend of the artist L. S. Lowry, who purchased his Woman with Black Cat and displayed it at his home. Lowry paid £5 for the picture from Isherwood’s Av Guard exhibition in Manchester.  Other known collectors include Prince Charles, who bought one of Isherwood’s seascapes from a sale held at Cambridge University.

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