John Nash

The Blenheim

1947

Artist
John Nash 1893–1977
Medium
Watercolour and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 578 x 470 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1954
Reference
N06214

Not on display

Catalogue entry

N06214 THE BLENHEIM 1947

Inscr. ‘John Nash/47’ b.r.
Pencil and watercolour, 22 3/4×18 1/2 (58×47).
Purchased from the Leicester Galleries (Cleve Fund) 1954.
Exh: Colchester Art Society, Colchester and Norwich, autumn 1947; Leicester Galleries, March 1954 (29), as ‘The Apple Tree’.

The artist wrote from Wormingford, Colchester, where he has lived since 1946: ‘The large Blenheim Orange tree stands close below the upper windows of the house ... with part of the garden, then somewhat undeveloped, and landscape behind. Nearly all the trees in the distance have been cut down by over-efficient farmers’ (letters of 2 May 1954 and 8 August 1961).

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

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