John Nash The Blenheim 1947

Artwork details

Artist
John Nash 1893–1977
Title
The Blenheim
Date 1947
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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