Humphrey Jennings The House in the Woods 1939–44

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Artwork details

Artist
Title
The House in the Woods
Date 1939–44
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 432 x 533 mm
frame: 519 x 620 x 43 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Mrs Cicely Jennings 1971
Reference
T01324
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Humphrey Jennings 1907–1950

T01324 The House in the Woods 1939–44

Inscribed ‘H. Jennings 1939–44. The House in the Woods’ on back of canvas.
Canvas, 17 x 21 (43.1 x 53.3).
Presented by Mrs Cicely Jennings 1971.

Humphrey Jennings also made a smaller version of this composition, still in the possession of his widow. As both remained unframed until recently, it seems probable that neither of them has ever been exhibited.

Mrs Jennings says that she does not remember anything specific about this picture but that the house and landscape remind her of Suffolk, where Humphrey Jennings was born.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1970–1972, London 1972.

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