Charles Conder In the Blue Country or Colloque Sentimentale c.1895

Artwork details

Artist
Charles Conder 1868–1909
Title
In the Blue Country or Colloque Sentimentale
Date c.1895
Medium Watercolour on fabric
Dimensions Support: 248 x 400 mm
frame: 475 x 630 x 53 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1942
Reference
N05365
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05365 AU PAYS BLEU or COLLOQUE SENTIMENTALE
 
Not inscribed.
Watercolour on silk, 9 3/4×15 3/4 (24×40).
Purchased at Christie's (Benson Fund) 1942.
Coll: Sir Edmund Davis, sold Christie's, 15 May 1942 (33), as ‘Three Ladies, in a garden near a river: a bridge beyond’, bought by Nicholson for the Tate Gallery.
Exh: The Collection of Edmund Davis, French Gallery, March 1915 (36), as ‘Colloque Sentimentale’.
Lit: Rothenstein, 1938, p.267.
Repr: Burlington Magazine, XV, 1909, pl.2, facing p.13, as ‘Au Pays Bleu’; Studio, LXV, 1915, facing p.8 (in colour), as ‘Colloque Sentimentale’.

A chalk drawing ‘Au Pays Bleu’, exhibited at the Leicester Galleries, January 1913 (23), is reproduced by Gibson, 1914, pl.41, and shows a completely different composition. This may explain the change in title which occurred between 1909 and 1915.

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

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