Catalogue entry

N05128 THE TERRACE 1929
 
Inscr. ‘David Jones' 29’ b.r.
Watercolour, 25 1/2×19 3/4 (65×50).
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1940.
Coll: Purchased by the C.A.S. 1940, possibly from the Redfern Gallery.
Exh: (?) Goupil Gallery, March 1929 (13), as ‘Terrace overlooking Sea’; (?) Redfern Gallery, January 1940 (6), as ‘Verandah by the Sea’; C.E.M.A. tour, 1944 (5); Arts Council Welsh tour and Tate Gallery, 1954–5 (17).
Repr: Ironside, 1949, pl.3 (in colour); Studio, CXLIX, 1955, p.107 (in colour).

One of a number of watercolours painted from the veranda of a bungalow at Portslade near Hove, where the artist stayed from time to time with his parents from 1927 onwards; it may have been the work exhibited at the Goupil Gallery, 1929. He wrote (see Ede in Horizon, VIII, 1943, p.131, and the copy of a biographical statement of 5 September 1935 at the Tate Gallery), that ‘I always work from the window of a house if it is at all possible. I like looking out on the world from a reasonably sheltered position. I can't paint in the wind, and I like the indoors-outdoors, contained yet limitless feeling of windows and doors.’

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