N03037 SHARDELOES PARK, BUCKS c. 1913
Inscr. ‘Alfred W. Rich’ b.r. and ‘No.1 International’ below mount b.r.
Watercolour, 14×17 3/4 (34·5×44·5).
Presented by Francis Howard through the National Loan Exhibitions Committee 1915.
Exh: International Society, May–June 1915 (185).
Shardeloes, near Amersham, Buckinghamshire, was rebuilt by Stiff Leadbetter in 1758 for William Drake; it has one of the earliest of Robert Adam's interiors. The house has now been converted into flats. The artist also exhibited ‘Near Shardeloes Park’ at the N.E.A.C., winter 1913 (224), which suggests that the Tate picture may have been painted c. 1913.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II