Catalogue entry

N05333 PELICAN PONDS c. 1930
 
Inscr. ‘P. Connard’ b.r.
Tempera on canvas, 30×39 3/4 (76×101).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1940.
Exh: R.A., 1930 (37), as ‘Pelican Ponds’; United Artists, R.A., January–March 1940 (194), as ‘Pelicans’; R.A., 1940 (312), as ‘Pelicans’.
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1930, p.105; Studio, XCIX, 1930, p.392; Connoisseur, LXXXV, 1930, p.395.

In 1930 Connard designed a poster for London Transport of ‘Pelicans drinking in St James's Park’. The composition is somewhat different but the painting was probably done at about the same time.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I