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