Catalogue entry

N05873 DRAGON-FLIES 1948
Inscr. ‘E B S’ b.l.
Canvas, 24×36 (61×91·5).
Purchased from the artist through the Leicester Galleries (Knapping Fund) 1948.
Exh: Leicester Galleries, October 1948 (27).

Completed in 1948, though possibly begun in 1947. The idea came when the artist was staying at Hurley near Henley-on-Thames, the scene of a number of her landscapes; one day there was a swarm of dark blue dragon-flies which inspired a number of drawings. The oil was painted partly in the artist's London studio, partly at Hurley (letters from the artist, 10 and 16 August 1960).

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