- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 1372 x 1372 mm
- Purchased 1960
T00330 THE TREE 1958
Inscr. on back of canvas, ‘The Tree 1958 Philip Sutton’.
Canvas, 54×54 (137×137).
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1960.
Exh: Roland Browse and Delbanco, May 1958 (2, repr.), as ‘Spring’.
First exhibited as ‘Spring’. The artist confirmed (9 March 1960) that he preferred the title ‘The Tree’, and that the picture was of a fruit tree growing in his garden at Joy Cottage, Snape, near Aldeburgh, Suffolk. It was painted in the spring of 1958.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II