Catalogue entry

Inscr. ‘H. Inlander 61’ b.r.
Canvas, 39 1/2×39 1/2 (100×100).
Purchased from the Leicester Galleries (Grant-in-Aid) 1961.
Exh: Leicester Galleries, July–August 1961 (7).

The artist wrote (14 July 1961): ‘It was painted in April 1961 in Anticoli, Corrado, a small mountain village near Rome, where I have a semi-permanent studio. This picture is part of a constantly recurring theme in my recent paintings, the study of movement on water. Its dominant shapes are based on the various residue of dead leaves and cut branches which, owing to sudden sluggishness in the river's movement, converge and accumulate themselves into momentary shapes which, at the slightest quivering movement of the water, dissolve and disintegrate.

‘This picture is related to several other recent works. There have been at least a dozen or so of preliminary studies (pencil sketches mostly).’

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I