Paul Nash Blue House on the Shore c.1930–1

Artwork details

Artist
Paul Nash 1889–1946
Title
Blue House on the Shore
Date c.1930–1
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 419 x 737 mm
frame: 590 x 900 x 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1939
Reference
N05048
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05048 BLUE HOUSE ON THE SHORE c. 1930–1

Inscr. ‘Paul Nash’ b.l.
Canvas, 16 1/2×29 (42×73·5).
Purchased from the artist through Arthur Tooth & Sons (Knapping Fund) 1939.
Exh: Leicester Galleries, November 1932 (47; not numbered in catalogue but cf. Eates, 1948, p.52); Tooth's, December 1938 (1); Tate Gallery, March–May 1948 (15).

Though in Nash's lifetime dated c. 1927, the year of other more loosely painted views on the Riviera, this picture was not included in his Leicester Galleries exhibition of 1928 and probably reflects his later visit to the south of France in 1930. It shows some influence of de Chirico, about whom Nash wrote an article for The Listener, 29 April 1931. The painting is not represented in the Nash Collection of photographs in the V. & A. Library.

On the back there is an upright landscape with a track leading into the distance past a slender tree, which can be dated c. 1927.

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

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