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frame: 971 x 1455 x 94 mm
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).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II