David Jones The Chapel in the Park 1932

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Artwork details

Artist
David Jones 1895–1974
Title
The Chapel in the Park
Date 1932
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 622 x 502 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1940
Reference
N05054
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05054 THE CHAPEL IN THE PARK 1932
 
Inscr. ‘David Jones 32’ b.r.
Watercolour, 24 1/2×19 3/4 (62×50).
Purchased from the Redfern Gallery (Knapping Fund) 1940.



Exh: C.E.M.A. tour, 1944 (20); Arts Council Welsh tour and Tate Gallery, 1954–5 (47).
Repr: Ironside, 1949, pl.31 (in colour); Ganymed facsimile (in colour).

Miss Helen Sutherland wrote (1 August 1957) that ‘this picture and a good many paintings of the same subject [e.g. ‘The Chapel Perilous’ in her Collection, repr. Ironside, 1949, pl.26] were done from Rock Hall - a house I rented for eleven years - and the room Mr Jones liked always to have overlooked the tiny village & my fields...looking onto the very lovely little Norman Chapel or Church - Obviously it all had a “significance” for Mr Jones & he used to call it “The Chapel Perilous” for as you are sure to know the Morte d'Arthur had a great significance for him also.’

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

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