Catalogue entry


Not inscribed.
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.

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