John Piper
Yarnton Monument 1947-8

Artwork details

John Piper 1903–1992
Yarnton Monument
Date 1947-8
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 629 x 753 mm
frame: 820 x 938 x 90 mm
No information available
Not on display

Display caption

Jacobean and Georgian church monuments are a frequent subject in Piper’s sketches and paintings, and this work is an excellent example of his use of colour and light to create a ‘romantic’ portrait of them, in which the figures almost come alive. The monument is in honour of Sir Thomas Spencer (died 1684), at Yarnton Church in Oxfordshire.

May 2007

About this artwork