Thomas Churchyard

A House by a River

Medium
Oil paint on wood
Dimensions
Support: 143 x 200 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented anonymously in memory of Sir Terence Rattigan 1983
Reference
T03619

Catalogue entry

T03619 A HOUSE BY A RIVER

Oil on panel 5 9/16 × 7 7/8 (142 × 200)
Inscribed on the back ‘T.C.’ and ‘Harriet Churchyard’
Presented anonymously in memory of Terence Rattigan 1983
Prov: Harriet Churchyard (1836–1927), the artist's daughter; ...; Spink & Son Ltd, from whom bt by the donor 1966

A small watercolour by Churchyard of the same subject was included in Philip Goodman's exhibition Cotman to Seago, King Street Galleries 1984 (16, repr.). The scene was said to be traditionally identified as Rackham's Mill, Wickham Market, Suffolk. Like many of Churchyard's works, T03619 is inscribed on the back with the name of the daughter who inherited it.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986

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