William Shackleton Line of Life 1915

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Artwork details

Artist
Title
Line of Life
Date 1915
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 952 x 1016 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by the artist 1933
Reference
N04676
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N04676 LINE OF LIFE 1915

Inscr. ‘Wm. Shackleton 15’ b.l.
Canvas, 37 1/2×40 (95×101·5).
Bequeathed by the artist 1933.
Exh: N.E.A.C., winter 1915 (87); Leicester Galleries, February–March 1922 (15); Barbizon House, April 1927 (17).

In the catalogue to the Leicester Galleries exhibition of 1922 the artist wrote this note about ‘The Line of Life’: ‘This picture was painted in 1915, when we were all profoundly stirred with the deep meanings of life and destiny, and wondered what the future might have in store.’

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

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