Alfred Thornton

St Germans

c.1897

Artist
Alfred Thornton 1863–1939
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 762 x 1016 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1930
Reference
N04539

Not on display

Catalogue entry

N04539 ST GERMANS c. 1926

Inscr. ‘Thornton’ b.l.

Canvas, 30×40 (76×101·5)

Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1930.
Exh: N.E.A.C., November 1929 (206); R.A., 1930 (433).

A signed and dated pencil drawing (18×22 1/2 in.) of 1926, belonging to Mrs R. F. Allan of Sherborne, Dorset, appears to be a preliminary study for this painting. The previous owner of the drawing was a personal friend of the artist and told Mrs. Allan that the site is the old Great Western Railway viaduct just outside St Germans, Cornwall.

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

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