N03423 THE PLUM TREE 1891
Inscr. ‘Charles Conder To my friend Studd The Plum Tree April 1891’ b.l.
Canvas, 31 1/2×17 3/4 (80×45).
Bequeathed by Arthur Studd 1919.
Coll: Presented by the artist to Arthur Studd 1891.
Exh: Tate Gallery, July–September 1927 (78).
Lit: Gibson, 1914, p.34; Rothenstein, 1938, p.259.
Conder spent the spring and summer of 1891 in Normandy. He had exhibited paintings of blossoms at Père Thomas's Gallery, Paris, in March 1891, but these may have included some painted in Australia, where he first began to paint trees in blossom. Conder met Arthur Studd, the painter, in Paris, where he settled in August 1890. (See also N04221.)
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I