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).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II