Spencer Gore

The Cinder Path

1912

Artist
Spencer Gore 1878–1914
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 686 x 787 mm
frame: 815 x 924 x 73 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1975
Reference
T01960

Not on display

Display caption

In the summer of 1912 Gore went to stay in the new town of Letchworth. Here he painted some of the more avant-garde

landscapes

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

Catalogue entry

Explore

You might like