N06220 THE DANGEROUS CORNER 1954
Inscr. on reverse ‘Christopher Chamberlain 402 Fulham Road S. W. 6 Dangerous Corner’.
Oil on hardboard, 39 1/2×58 1/2 (100×148·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1954.
Exh: R.A., 1954 (509).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1954, p.55.
The scene is the corner of Fulham Road, on the right-hand side of the picture, and Moore Park Road, S.W.6. It was painted from a drawing in the possession of the artist, who wrote: ‘I have made many studies in this area where I live, in the belief that one must learn thoroughly something about a particular and loosely limited area within one's experience. I don't believe it is possible to make much of a statement about anything unless one knows one's subject very well indeed’ (letter of 3 April 1955).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I