frame: 1255 x 1510 x 95 mm
N02934 SUNSHINE, BREEZE AND BLOSSOM: LAKE COMO c. 1913
Inscr. with weathercock rebus and ‘L 57’ b.l.
Canvas, 40×50 3/4 (101·5×128).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1913.
Exh: R.A., 1913 (322).
The artist used to spend his summer holidays in the Italian Lakes, sketching in the open air, and painted a number of similar scenes about that time (see A.J. Finberg, ‘Mr J. Walter West's Landscapes’ in Studio, LVIII, 1913, pp.177ff.).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II