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.’
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II