John Samuel Raven Study for ‘Saintfoin in Bloom’: View near Cobham in Kent 1857

Artwork details

Artist
John Samuel Raven 1829–1877
Title
Study for ‘Saintfoin in Bloom’: View near Cobham in Kent
Date 1857
Medium Oil paint on card on wood
Dimensions Support: 177 x 355 mm
frame: 440 x 615 x 70 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1981
Reference
T03326
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1840

Display caption

This is a study for the finished picture exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1859. Saintfoin (now usually spelled sainfoin) is a wild perennial herb with tall, conical pink flowers. Once cultivated as a fodder plant, its name is French and means 'wholesome hay'.

October 1992

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