Gilbert Spencer Blackmore Vale from Compton Abbas 1942

Artwork details

Artist
Gilbert Spencer 1892–1979
Title
Blackmore Vale from Compton Abbas
Date 1942
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 660 x 1016 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1944
Reference
N05554
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05554 BLACKMORE VALE FROM COMPTON ABBAS 1942

Inscr. ‘Gilbert Spencer’ b.r. and ‘Gilbert Spencer’ on back of canvas.
Canvas, 26×40 (66×101·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1944.
Exh: Leicester Galleries, May 1943 (28), as ‘Blackmoor Vale from Cerne [sic] Abbas’; R.A., 1944 (128), as ‘Blackmore Vale from Compton Abbas’; Reading, June–July 1964 (50).

This landscape was painted in the summer of 1942. Compton Abbas lies to the south of Shaftesbury, Dorset.

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

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