Christopher Chamberlain

The Dangerous Corner

1954

Medium
Oil paint on board
Dimensions
Support: 1003 x 1486 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1954
Reference
N06220

Catalogue entry

N06220 THE DANGEROUS CORNER 1954
 
Inscr. on reverse ‘Christopher Chamberlain 402 Fulham Road S. W. 6 Dangerous Corner’.
Oil on hardboard, 39 1/2×58 1/2 (100×148·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1954.
Exh: R.A., 1954 (509).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1954, p.55.

The scene is the corner of Fulham Road, on the right-hand side of the picture, and Moore Park Road, S.W.6. It was painted from a drawing in the possession of the artist, who wrote: ‘I have made many studies in this area where I live, in the belief that one must learn thoroughly something about a particular and loosely limited area within one's experience. I don't believe it is possible to make much of a statement about anything unless one knows one's subject very well indeed’ (letter of 3 April 1955).

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

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