Paul Maitland

Kensington Gardens: Vicinity of the Pond

?1907

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 254 x 454 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Cyril Andrade 1928
Reference
N04398

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Maitland's association with Whistler was through the French landscape painter Theodore Roussel, who lived in Britain from 1870 and was a close friend of Whistler. Roussel taught Maitland as a personal pupil. Maitland was an isolated artist who specialised in small-scale views of London parks, many even smaller than this and on wooden panels. They were painted on the spot, and became an obsessive subject. They were admired by Sickert, and parallel his discovery of beauty in ordinary town life.

Gallery label, August 2004

Catalogue entry

N04398 KENSINGTON GARDENS: VICINITY OF THE POND (?) 1907

Inscr. ‘P Maitland’ b.r. (obscure).
Canvas, 10×17 7/8 (25·5×45·5).
Presented by Cyril Andrade 1928.
Coll: The artist's sisters, the Misses Maitland; the artist's cousins, Mr and Mrs Murray Urquhart, 1926, from whom purchased (through the Leicester Galleries) by Cyril Andrade.
Exh: Leicester Galleries, May 1928 (40).

Exhibited in 1928 as having been painted in 1907.

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

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