Sir Alfred Munnings Epsom Downs - City and Suburban Day 1919

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Artist
Title
Epsom Downs - City and Suburban Day
Date 1919
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 794 x 1283 mm
frame: 971 x 1455 x 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1920
Reference
N03554
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N03554 EPSOM DOWNS - CITY AND SUBURBAN DAY 1919

Inscr. ‘A. J. Munnings’ b.r.
Canvas, 31 1/4×50 1/2 (79·5×128).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1920.
Exh: R.A., 1920 (27); Bournemouth, April–June 1955 (933); R.A. Diploma Gallery, March–June 1956 (97).
Lit: The Second Burst, 1951, pp.80–1, repr.
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1920, p.32; Studio, LXXIX, 1920, p.123.

Inspired by the Epsom Spring Meeting, 1919, and painted in Hampshire the following autumn. A similar picture, ‘Gypsies on Epsom Downs: Derby Week’, was exhibited at the R.A. in 1926 (52; repr. Lindsay, 1939, pl.17, and The Second Burst, facing p.281, as showing hop-pickers).

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

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