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Valence House Museum
Civic Centre, Dagenham (detail), oil on canvas by Ronald L. Kiddier (b.1924), photo credit: Valence House Museum
Edward (Eddie) Pond grew up in Romford, Essex and attended South East Essex Technical College and School of Art in Dagenham and the Royal College of Art.
Pond's most recognisable work are the prints he designed for British Rail that were used across Network Southeast trains, at stations and on promotional material in the early 1990s that depicted buildings and places that could be reached on the rail network. Stylistically, these images are connected to the golden age of railway posters, the lino-cut designs of Edward Bawden, and the paintings and graphic work of Kenneth Rowntree.
Pond's paintings of Dagenham vividly illustrate the Becontree Estate's relationship with the area's old farming traditions, which had been supplanted when the estate was built. This painting of allotments on the estate is a perfect representation of this.
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Valence House Museum is the local history museum for the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. Since its formation in 1937, the Museum has continued to collect works of art by local artists and works which depict the local area and its communities. Set within a fifteenth-century moated manor house, the collection includes portraits dating from the sixteenth century to the twentieth century. It's recognised as one of the best collections of gentry portraits in the country.
Framed and unframed prints from Valence House Museum.
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A Painting Looking Eastward from Hainault Forest
Edward Pond (b.1929)
Photo credit: Valence House Museum
A Riverside Scene
Alice (1602–1666), Lady Bedell, Wife of Sir Capel Bedell
Peter Lely (1618–1680)
Alice Fanshawe (1633–1662), Wife of John Fanshawe, 2nd of Parsloes
Allotments at Chadwell Heath
An Angry Man
Samuel de Wilde (1748–1832)
Ann Fanshawe (1625–1680), Wife of Sir Richard Fanshawe
Cornelius Johnson (1593–1661)
Ann Fanshawe (b.1654), Daughter of Sir Richard Fanshawe
Theodore Russel (1614–1689)
Anne Fanshawe (1607–1628), First Wife of Thomas, 1st Viscount Fanshawe
Marcus Gheeraerts the younger (1561/1562–1635/1636)
Ashbrook Farm, Dagenham
Ronald L. Kiddier (b.1924)
Barbara, Lady Henley
Jacob Huysmans (c.1633–1696)
Basil Thomas Fanshawe (1857–1944)
John William Schofield (1865–1944)
Captain Robert Fanshawe (1740–1823), RN
Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792)
Carew Harvey Mildmay of Marks Manor House, Dagenham (1694–1784)
Jonathan Richardson the elder (c.1664–1667–1745)
Charles Fanshawe (1643–1710), 4th Viscount Fanshawe of Dromore
John Riley (1646–1691)
Charles Fanshawe (1742–1814)
George Romney (1734–1802)
Civic Centre, Dagenham
Colonel Ernest Achey Loftus (1884–1987), CBE
British (English) School
Dorothy (c.1603–1643), Lady Leventhorpe
Adriaen Hanneman (c.1601–1671)
Drake's Mill, Marks Gate
Henry Gillard Glindoni (1852–1913)
Elizabeth Coke of Derbyshire (1676–1739)
Mary Beale (1633–1699)
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