Derwent Lees

Métairie des Abeilles

1912

Medium
Oil paint on wood
Dimensions
Support: 330 x 406 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Dr John MacGregor 1942
Reference
N05355

Catalogue entry

N05355 MéTAIRIE DES ABEILLES 1912
 
Inscr. ‘Derwent Lees 12’ b.l.
Oil on panel, 13×16 (33×40·5).
Bequeathed by Dr John MacGregor 1942.
Coll: Dudley Wallace, sold Christie's, 9 June 1933 (113, with another), bought by MacGregor.
Exh: Chenil Galleries, January 1914 (57).

The title probably refers to a small-holding near the village of Les Abeilles inland from Banyuls and a few miles south of Collioure, the subject of a number of paintings by the artist, e.g. N04241. The district is noted for its bees.

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

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