T01947 CORSHAM MODEL 1953
Inscribed ‘Lanyon 53’ b.l. and ‘Lanyon, Corsham Model, 53’ on verso Gouache, pencil and crayon on paper, 22×30 (55.8×76.2)
Purchased from the New Art Centre (Grant-in-Aid) 1975
Coll: Mrs Sheila Lanyon; New Art Centre, 1975
Exh: Peter Lanyon, New Art Centre, January–February 1975
As the title indicates this study of a nude was made at the Bath Academy, Corsham, where Lanyon taught between 1950–1957.
Lanyon became interested in the relationship of the human figure to landscape during the early 1950's, developing this theme in such oils as ‘Europa’ 1954, ‘Judy’ 1954 and ‘Beach Girl’ 1961. T01947, which took as its starting point a model in an interior, is evidently an early experiment along these lines…