Paul Maitland

Kensington Gardens with Chairs and Figures

c.1907

Artist
Paul Maitland 1863–1909
Medium
Oil paint on wood
Dimensions
Support: 108 x 175 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented anonymously in memory of Sir Terence Rattigan 1983
Reference
T03634

Not on display

Catalogue entry

T03634 Kensington Gardens with Chairs and Figures c. 1907

Oil on panel 4 1/4 × 6 7/8 (108 × 175)
Inscribed ‘P Maitland’ b.l.
Presented anonymously in memory of Terence Rattigan 1983
Prov: The artist's family; ...; John Baillie, New Zealand; Bartholomew Bailey; the donor 1965

T03634 shows a section of Kensington Gardens with the chairs for hire tipped diagonally against one another or against a tree. Park attendants used to tip them in this manner in the evening to prevent rain or dew collecting on the seats. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford owns a Maitland, ‘Park Scene’, oil on canvas (10 1/4 × 18 1/8ins.) which shows these chairs in their upright position.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986

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