N06227 THE BLOW LAMP 1953–4
Inscr. ‘C Rogers 1954’ t.r.
Canvas, 24 1/2×29 1/2 (63×75).
Chantrey Purchase from the Leicester Galleries 1954.
Exh: Leicester Galleries, May–June 1954 (21); R.A., 1955 (78).
Repr: Sir John Rothenstein, British Art since 1900, 1962, pl.100.
Executed in London in twenty or thirty longish sessions between October 1953 and January 1954, and painted direct from nature, the composition being based on a drawing made in 1948 from more or less the same objects (letter from the artist, 5 May 1955).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II