In the summer of 1912 Gore went to stay in the new town of Letchworth. Here he painted some of the more avant-garde
of his career, using stylised forms and vivid colours.
The Cinder Path shows a place on the outskirts of Letchworth. Gore’s perspective
means that the path, which is made of industrial waste, recedes vertically into the middle-distance, and the fields and hedges are arranged around it. This was one of the few British pictures exhibited in the influential Second Post-Impressionist
Exhibition organised by Roger Fry in the winter of 1912.
Gallery label, May 2011