T00448 THE BIG BARN, FRAMPTON MANSELL 1915
Inscr. ‘H.L. Wellington’ and with the remains of a seal monogram b.l., and ‘H L W’ in monogram on back of canvas.
Canvas, 20×24 3/4 (51×61·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1961.
Exh: London Group, November–December 1916 (19), as ‘The Big Barn’; R.A., 1962 (61).
The artist wrote (25 January 1962) that he was largely brought up in the Cotswolds and painted a great deal around Painswick, Stroud and Cirencester. ‘The Big Barn’ was one of eight pictures painted from subjects at Frampton Mansell in 1915–16. The village is about two miles from Sapperton and lies opposite Oakridge. The artist exhibited similar subjects at the N.E.A.C. summer and winter exhibitions, 1916.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II