N05104 THE IVY ARCH c. 1933–7 (?)
Inscr. ‘Fred Brown 1937’ b.r.
Canvas, 18×24 (45·5×61).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1940.
Exh: (?) N.E.A.C., October–November 1933 (270); N.E.A.C., October–November 1937 (278); Autumn Exhibition of Modern Pictures, Brighton, 1938 (101); United Artists, R.A., January–March 1940 (195).
Lit: Randolph Schwabe, ‘Three Teachers: Brown, Tonks and Steer’ in Burlington Magazine, LXXXII, 1943, p.142, repr. p.143, as ‘The Garden’.
Ormond House, the artist's home and garden in Richmond, painted during several summers. Miss Elmer, the artist's niece, thinks that he may have partly repainted the picture exhibited in 1933 four years later, when the summer-house seen on the right was built, dating it ‘1937’ at that time; there is no trace of a second picture of this subject.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I