T03127 A VIEW FROM MY ROOF 1977
Inscribed ‘Hitchens’ bottom right
Oil on canvas, 17 3/8 × 43 7/8 (44 × 109.7)
Purchased from the artist's estate through the Waddington Galleries (Grant-in-Aid) 1980
Exh: Ivon Hitchens: A Retrospective Exhibition, RA, March–April 1979, Fitzwilliam Museum, cambridge, May–June, Newlyn Art Gallery, June–July, Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston-upon-Hull, August–September and Castle Museum, Nottingham, September–October 1979 (55)
In 1977 Hitchens painted about four views (but not more) from the flat part of the roof of his house at Lavington Common, near Petworth. This was the first time he had painted on his roof. The house is surrounded by trees and it is not possible to tell in which direction he was looking.
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984