Catalogue entry

N06216 ECLIPSE AT BLANDFORD 1952

Inscr. ‘C Rogers 52’ b.r.
Canvas, 14×12 (35×30).
Purchased from the Leicester Galleries (Kerr Fund) 1954.
Exh: Leicester Galleries, May–June 1954 (1).

Painted from notes and drawings made during the eclipse of the moon in September 1950. The artist was painting a portrait of Mr Coade, Headmaster of Bryanston School, at the time and watched the eclipse from his study. He wrote (5 May 1955): ‘It was beautifully clear weather. I made a number of notes and drawings. The picture developed out of them. I took it up several times in the subsequent two or three years, scraping and repainting.... The lights in the landscape are those at Blandford.’

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