T00449 ABERAYRON, EVENING 1954
Inscr. ‘John Aldridge’ b.l.
Canvas, 20×30 (51×76·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1961.
Exh: R.A. 1955 (571); Eminent Living Artists, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery, Bournemouth, March–May 1956 (945); R.A., 1962 (48).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1955, p.29.
Aberayron is on the coast of Cardiganshire, Wales. The artist wrote (31 January 1962): ‘It was painted in April 1954, begun in the evening on the spot (looking inland from the sea wall). I was staying for a few days alone at the Red Lion. I did a drawing of the same subject, which I made use of in going on with the picture at home.’
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I