N05341 LANDSCAPE, LAYTON 1935
Inscr. ‘Bissill’ b.r.
Oil on hardboard, 25×29 3/4 (63×75·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1940.
Exh: (?) George Bissill, R. O. Dunlop, Basil Jonzen, Rowland Suddaby, Redfern Gallery, May–June 1939 (4), as ‘Layton’; C.A.S. tour, British Painting Today, 1940 (43); R.A., 1944 (26).
According to the artist, ‘the Landscape (Layton) was painted in 1935 from several sketches, so doesn't resemble any actual place. The sketches I made several miles from Andover, Hampshire, near a farm owned by a man named Layton, so that's how the Landscape got its name Layton’ (letter of 18 January 1960).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I