- Edward Bawden 1903–1989
- Watercolour on paper
- Support: 457 x 546 mm
- Purchased 1940
N05156 THE BELL INN 1939
Inscr. ‘Edward Bawden 1939’ b.r.
Watercolour, 18×21 1/2 (43×57).
Purchased from the Leicester Galleries (Knapping Fund) 1940.
Lit: Michael Rothenstein, Looking at Paintings, 1947, p.30, repr. p.31 (in colour).
‘The Bell Inn was painted from the garden of Town House, Gt. Bardfield.... The houses remain unchanged, the only difference being that the inn sign now hangs in a new position’ (letter from the artist, 26 October 1956).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I