Bonhams to auction sketch of King George VI Coronation

A sketch by Charles Cundall R.A of the Coronation of King George VI will be offered in the 20th Century British and Irish Art sale at Bonhams on the 30th May.

Estimated to sell for £6,000- 8,000, the work offered by Bonhams depicting an iconic view of London highlighted with British flags, is most likely a sketch made by Cundall for his larger painting, The Coronation of King George VI, 12 May 1937. The principal painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy, where it was acquired by Queen Mary on behalf of the Royal Collection.

As in the larger work, this oil on canvas sketch depicts a view from Admiralty Arch; looking down onto the Coronation Procession, with the Golden State Coach at its head entering Trafalgar Square.