Catalogue entry


Not inscribed.
Canvas, 30×20 (76×51).
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1939.
Coll: Purchased by the C.A.S. from the artist 1923.
Exh: London Group, May–June 1922 (12); Re-Opening Exhibition, Liverpool, October–December 1933 (109, repr. pl.24), as ‘Canal - Bath’; (?) Empire Art Loan Collections Society, Loan Collection of Paintings, Drawings and Engravings by Contemporary British Artists, New Zealand and Australia, 1934–5, and Tate Gallery, October 1935 (156), as ‘The Canal, Bath’.
Lit: John Rothenstein, Modern English Painters: Lewis to Moore, 1956, p.243, repr. pl.22.
Repr: C.A.S. Report 1919–24, 1924, pl.3; Carlos Peacock, Painters and Writers, 1949, pl.89 (in colour).

On the back, over a rough preparation, there is a layout in pencil for an oblong landscape with a road curving between hills; also the inscription, ‘John Nash The Canal, Bath’, which has led to confusion with another painting, purchased by the C.A.S. at the Goupil Gallery Salon, October–November 1926 (108), and presented to Bradford in 1930–1 (repr. C.A.S. Report 1926, 1927, p.2).

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