Sir Thomas Monnington Trees c.1938

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Artist
Title
Trees
Date c.1938
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 350 x 452 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1984
Reference
T03833
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T03833 Trees c. 1938

Oil on canvas 14 × 17 7/8 (350 × 452)
Not inscribed
Purchased from Lady Monnington (Grant-in-Aid) 1984

The reverse bears a Roberson's stamp which suggests that the canvas was bought at some point in the years 1937–9 inclusive. The character of the paint is consistent with the picture's having been painted in the same period. Lady Monnington writes of this work (letter, 22 May 1986):

I do not remember Tom painting it, so I think it must have been painted in the late 1930s before I met him, and it looks like a view down the valley below Leyswood [his home, near Groombridge] -a valley he often painted in.

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

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