Edward Bawden
The Bell Inn 1939

Artwork details

Edward Bawden 1903–1989
The Bell Inn
Date 1939
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 457 x 546 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1940
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05156 THE BELL INN 1939
Inscr. ‘Edward Bawden 1939’ b.r.
Watercolour, 18×21 1/2 (43×57).
Purchased from the Leicester Galleries (Knapping Fund) 1940.
Lit: Michael Rothenstein, Looking at Paintings, 1947, p.30, repr. p.31 (in colour).

‘The Bell Inn was painted from the garden of Town House, Gt. Bardfield.... The houses remain unchanged, the only difference being that the inn sign now hangs in a new position’ (letter from the artist, 26 October 1956).

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

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