Sir Roger De Grey

Landscape from the Balcony

1963

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 711 x 914 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1964
Reference
T00661

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Sir Roger de Grey was born in Buckinghamshire, the nephew of the painter Spencer Gore. He studied art at the Chelsea Polytechnic from 1937-47, spending the war years with the Royal Armoured Corps. De Grey had a notable teaching career, holding important posts at Kings College, Newcastle University, the Royal College of Art, and the City and Guilds of London Art School. He was President of the Royal Academy of Arts from 1984 to 1994. De Grey was a landscape painter, working in both Kent and south-west France. He liked to paint in the open air in the summer and rework his canvases indoors in the winter. The outdoor studies for this landscape were done at Le Rouret, Alpes Maritimes.

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry

Roger de Grey b. 1918

T00661 Landscape from the Balcony 1963

Inscr. ‘de G.’b.l.
Canvas, 28 x 36 (71 x 91.5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1964.
Exh: R.A., 1964 (155).

The artist wrote (20 September 1964): ‘The painting was done from studies made in France during August 1963 and completed in September of that year. The studies were done at Le Rouret, Alpes Maritimes.’

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1964–1965, London 1966.

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