Thomas Churchyard Windmills date not known

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Artist
Title
Windmills
Date Date not known
Medium Oil paint on wood
Dimensions Support: 164 x 122 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented anonymously in memory of Sir Terence Rattigan 1983
Reference
T03618
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T03618 WINDMILLS

Oil on panel 6 7/16 × 4 13/16 (164 × 122)
Inscribed ‘January 25.18 [...] Between 10 & 11 [...] ’ on the back
Presented anonymously in memory of Terence Rattigan 1983
Prov: ...; Roland, Browse & Delbanco 1959; ...; Spink & Son Ltd, from whom bt by the donor 1966
Exh: Christmas Present Exhibition, Roland, Browse & Delbanco, November–December 1959 (75)

This sketch is painted on a cigar box lid, a type of support frequently used by Churchyard. As very little of Churchyard's work is datable, it is difficult to suggest what the missing digits in the faint pencil inscription are. The scene is probably at Woodbridge and the tower that of St Mary's church.

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

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