Charles Conder

In the Blue Country or Colloque Sentimentale

c.1895

Artist
Charles Conder 1868–1909
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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