Sir Roger De Grey
Interior: Exterior 1977

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Sir Roger De Grey 1918–1995
Interior: Exterior
Date 1977
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1829 x 889 mm
frame: 1850 x 910 x 50 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1981
Not on display

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This picture is one of a series of eight on the subject of the relationship between outside and inside. All were painted at the artist's studio in Kent during the winter of 1976-77. De Grey likes to paint in the open air in the summer and rework his canvases indoors in his studio in the winter. The artist was here interested in the different qualitites of the landscape seen through the open french window and through the barrier of the glass, with its accidents of smudginess and condensation. De Grey is primarily a landscape painter, but also occupies a major role in the art world as President of the Royal Academy of Arts.

September 2004

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