Alfred Thornton
St Germans c.1897

Artwork details

Artist
Alfred Thornton 1863–1939
Title
St Germans
Date c.1897
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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