John Nash

The Cornfield

1918

Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 187 x 270 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Sir Edward Marsh through the Contemporary Art Society 1954
Reference
N06234

Catalogue entry

N06234 THE CORNFIELD 1918

Inscr. ‘John Nash’ b.l.
Watercolour, 7 3/8×10 5/8 (18·75×27).
Bequeathed by Sir Edward Marsh through the Contemporary Art Society 1954.
Exh: (?) London Group, April–May 1919 (79).

Executed in the summer of 1918 at Chalfont Common, a study from another angle of the cornfield that appears in the oil painting N06074. In an annotated copy of the London Group catalogue, April–May 1919, No.79 is marked as being a watercolour.

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

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Poem of the Month: John Burnside

John Burnside reads his beautiful meditation on John Nash’s evocative wartime landscape The Cornfield.

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