T00529 ALCAñIZ 1961
Inscr. ‘1961 Hillier Alcaniz’ b.r.
Canvas, 27 1/2×31 1/2 (70×80).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1962.
Exh: R.A., 1962 (457).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1962, p.7.
Alcañiz is a small town in the province of Teruel, Spain, about sixty-five miles south of Zaragoza. The artist wrote that he made some drawings while he was staying there in 1961 of the principal square, Plaza de España, and painted the picture - as is his usual practice - in his studio in Somerset. The medieval buildings were once a royal palace but are now the Town Hall (letter of 19 July 1961).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I