N04781 THE CORNFIELD c. 1911
Inscr. ‘David Muirhead’, possibly with traces of a date, b.r.
Canvas, 24×36 (61×91·5).
Presented by Julian Lousada through the National Art-Collections Fund in memory of the artist 1935.
Exh: N.E.A.C., summer 1911 (222); R.A., Late Members, winter 1933 (516).
Lit: Gibson in Studio, LVII, 1912, p.103, repr.
Presented and previously catalogued as ‘Gainsborough's Lane’, the title of another painting formerly in the possession of Julian Lousada (exhibited R.A., 1933 (501), as measuring 13 ×10 1/2 in.). N04781 was first exhibited at the N.E.A.C. as ‘The Cornfield’, but appeared at the R.A. Winter Exhibition, 1933, as ‘The Cornfield, Ipswich’.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II