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Valence House Museum
Civic Centre, Dagenham (detail), oil on canvas by Kiddier, Ronald L., 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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Alice (1602–1666), Lady Bedell, Wife of Sir Capel Bedell
Lely, Peter, 1618–1680
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A Painting Looking Eastward from Hainault Forest
Pond, Edward, b.1929
A Riverside Scene
Alice Fanshawe (1633–1662), Wife of John Fanshawe, 2nd of Parsloes
Allotments at Chadwell Heath
An Angry Man
de Wilde, Samuel, 1748–1832
Ann Fanshawe (1625–1680), Wife of Sir Richard Fanshawe
Johnson, Cornelius, 1593–1661
Ann Fanshawe (b.1654), Daughter of Sir Richard Fanshawe
Russel, Theodore, 1614–1689
Anne Fanshawe (1607–1628), First Wife of Thomas, 1st Viscount Fanshawe
Gheeraerts the younger, Marcus, 1561/1562–1635/1636
Ashbrook Farm, Dagenham
Kiddier, Ronald L., b.1924
Barbara, Lady Henley
Huysmans, Jacob, c.1633–1696
Basil Thomas Fanshawe (1857–1944)
Schofield, John William, 1865–1944
Captain Robert Fanshawe (1740–1823), RN
Reynolds, Joshua, 1723–1792
Carew Harvey Mildmay of Marks Manor House, Dagenham (1694–1784)
Richardson the elder, Jonathan, c.1664–1667–1745
Charles Fanshawe (1643–1710), 4th Viscount Fanshawe of Dromore
Riley, John, 1646–1691
Charles Fanshawe (1742–1814)
Romney, George, 1734–1802
Civic Centre, Dagenham
Colonel Ernest Achey Loftus (1884–1987), CBE
British (English) School
Dorothy (c.1603–1643), Lady Leventhorpe
Hanneman, Adriaen, c.1601–1671
Drake's Mill, Marks Gate
Glindoni, Henry Gillard, 1852–1913
Elizabeth Coke of Derbyshire (1676–1739)
Beale, Mary, 1633–1699
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