N04674 SUNSET ON THE LAGOON, VENICE 1925
Inscr. ‘Alfred Hayward 1925’ b.l.
Canvas, 22×30 (56×76·5); painted area, 21 1/2×29 3/8 (54·5×74·5).
Purchased from the artist (Clarke Fund) 1933.
Exh: N.E.A.C., April–May 1926 (210), as ‘The Lagoon, Sunset’.
The artist wrote (23 December 1956): ‘“Sunset on the Lagoon, Venice” was painted there when in 1925 I had a studio temporarily for some months and a gondola always at my service from which I did most of my pictures during that period in Venice. This painting painted in that way from the water was one of the slighter pictures done at that time.’
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I