- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 1092 x 1092 mm
frame: 1194 x 1194 x 76 mm
- Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1962
T00530 MENDING COWLS, COOKHAM 1914
Canvas, 43×43 (109×109).
Chantrey Purchase from J. L. Behrend through the Leicester Galleries 1962.
Coll: Purchased by J. L. Behrend from the artist 1915.
Exh: N.E.A.C., December 1915–January 1916 (150), as ‘Mending Cowls’; C.A.S., Paintings and Drawings, Grosvenor House, June–July 1923 (103); Goupil Gallery, February 1927 (81); British Institute of Adult Education tour, A Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, 1935–6; Leger Gallery, March–April 1939 (24), as ‘Mending Cowls, Cookham (1914)’; Paintings of Today, Oldham, June–July 1940 (7); English-Speaking Union, U.S.A. tour, British Art, The Last Fifty Years, 1900–1950, 1951 (34); Coronation Exhibition, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1953 (39); Tate Gallery, November–December 1955 (11); The J. L. Behrend Collection, Leicester Galleries, May 1962 (33, repr. p.10); R.A., 1963 (83).
Lit: Wilenski, 1924, pp.15–16, repr. pl.7; Johnson, 1932, pp.328–9; Spencer, 1961, p.112; Collis, 1962, pp.64 as painted in 1912, 243.
Repr: Newton, 1947, pl.1 (in colour).
A view from the nursery window of the artist's house at Cookham. The date is that given by the artist at the time of the retrospective exhibition 1955.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II