N06011 MR HOLLINGBERY'S CANARY 1950
Canvas, 72×42 (183×107).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1951.
Exh: Leicester Galleries, March 1951 (13); R.A., 1951 (465).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1951, p.6.
Painted in the winter of 1950, this is an interior view of ‘The Hampshire Hog’, a public house kept by Mr Leslie and Mrs Florence Hollingbery in King Street, Hammersmith. As the title suggests, the canary belongs to the publican, and a companion picture ‘Brown Ale’ (repr. Studio, CXLIII, 1952, p.147) shows the same room but seen from the other end of the bar, looking towards the stand bearing the canary cage. It also is an upright composition and belongs to Mr Alastair R. Paterson of Toronto. A third study of the subject exists, but its present location is unknown.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II