Paul NashSketch for 'Lavengro and Isopel in the Dingle' c.1911-12

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Artist
Paul Nash (1889‑1946)
Title
Sketch for 'Lavengro and Isopel in the Dingle'
Date c.1911-12
MediumGouache on paper
Dimensionssupport: 267 x 216 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1975
Reference
T01945
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T01945 SKETCH FOR ‘LAVENGRO AND ISOPEL IN THE DINGLE’ 1911–12

Inscribed on back:t.r. ‘Paul Nash’ (biro) ‘Sketch design for Lavengro and
Isopel in The Dingle’ (pencil) 1911? ‘Lavengro is Rupert Lee Isobel (sic) is Mercia Oakley’ (biro)
Gouache, 10 1/2×8 1/2 (26.7×21.6)
Purchased from Mrs Bertha James (Gytha Trust) 1975
Coll: Philip James; Mrs Bertha James

This is a gouache study for T01782. The subject of Lavengro and Isopel was one particularly in Nash's mind in 1911–12. (For further details and the history of Nash's interest in this subject see Tate Gallery Report 1972–4 , pp.211–14). T.1945 was probably executed in March–April 1912, i.e. six months after his interest in the subject began. The models for the two figures were two of his friends, Rupert Lee and Mercia Oakley… (read more)

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