Sir Alfred Munnings

From My Bedroom Window

1930

Artist
Sir Alfred Munnings 1878–1959
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 914 x 1016 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1930
Reference
N04543

Not on display

Catalogue entry

N04543 FROM MY BEDROOM WINDOW 1930

Inscr. ‘A. J. Munnings’ b.l.
Canvas, 36×40 (91·5×101·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1930.
Exh: R.A., 1930 (23); R.A. Diploma Gallery, March–June 1956 (164; repr. Souvenir, p.46).
Lit: he Second Burst, 1951, pp.131, 135, repr. following p.136.
Repr Lindsay, 1939, pl.32.

Painted in two days in February 1930 from the window of the artist's wife's room in their home, Castle House, Dedham, Essex. A companion summer picture was begun in the same year, but only completed in 1931 (repr. Lindsay, op. cit., pl.83).

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

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