Catalogue entry

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).

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