Reginald Brundrit Fresh Air Stubbs c.1938

Artwork details

Artist
Reginald Brundrit 1883–1960
Title
Fresh Air Stubbs
Date c.1938
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 965 x 889 mm
frame: 1174 x 1098 x 75 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1938
Reference
N05327
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05327 FRESH AIR STUBBS c. 1938
 
Inscr. ‘Brundrit’ b.l.
Canvas, 38×35 (97×88).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1938.
Exh: R.A., 1939 (477).

‘The subject of this painting is a sporting innkeeper well known in upper Wharfedale. He gained his nickname “Fresh Air” in early youth and has retained it throughout his life. It sprang originally from his pert reply, as a very small boy, to the question “To what do you owe your rosy cheeks?” I chose him as a model because apart from his rich pictorial quality he was such an essentially English type’ (letter from the artist, 11 February 1960).

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

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