T00146 GREY LANDSCAPE, LE BOULVé 1955
Inscr. ‘Anthony Gross 55’ b.l.
Canvas, 25 1/2×36 1/4 (65×92).
Purchased from the Leicester Galleries (Knapping Fund) 1957.
Exh: Leicester Galleries, April 1957 (14).
Repr: John Rothenstein, The Tate Gallery, 1962, p.260.
The artist wrote (26 July 1957): ‘It is one of several variations of the Boulvé Valley painted and etched during the last two years and in fact I painted a great number of this theme in different colour relationships, moods and lights. The large “Yellow Valley” bought by the Arts Council is one of them. The etching in the Boulvé Suite “The Valley” is another variation.’
Since the war the artist has lived and worked in Le Boulvé, Lot (a village south of the Dordogne), during the summer months.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I