Carel Weight Sienese Landscape 1960–3

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Artist
Carel Weight 1908–1997
Title
Sienese Landscape
Date 1960–3
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 762 x 635 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1963
Reference
T00593
Not on display

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The preliminary sketches for 'Sienese Landscape' were executed during the Easter of 1959. Weight had spent a week with the artist Leonard Rosoman at the Villa Solario, Malatrasca, which is situated about four miles outside Siena. Weight painted the landscape periodically between 1959 and 1963. 'Sienese Landscape' was originally larger than its present dimensions. Weight reduced the canvas size and redesigned the image in 1963.

September 2004

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