Sir Lawrence Gowing 1918-1991
T00719 Wood: Parabolic Perspective 1963
Oil on wood, 45¼ x 52¼ (115 x 133).
Purchased from the artist through Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. (Grant-in-Aid) 1965.
Exh: Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., January 1965 (25, repr.).
Adrian Stokes wrote as follows in the catalogue of the above exhibition: ‘The subjects of these paintings are from Lambourn where the artist lives. He presents a green land by methods that have evolved, as the exhibition clearly shows, from naturalism to an individual cast of abstraction. All the paintings were done from the motif: even in abstraction they owe their quality to the subtle, renewable responses of one of the best naturalistic painters of our time…