Sir Winston Churchill

The Loup River, Alpes Maritimes

1936

Not on display
Artist
Sir Winston Churchill 1874–1965
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Frame: 667 x 767 x 73 mm, 10.5 kg
support: 511 x 610 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist 1955
Reference
T00039

Catalogue entry

T00039 THE LOUP RIVER, ALPES MARITIMES 1930
 
Not inscribed.
Canvas, 20 1/8×24 (51·5×61).
Presented by the artist 1955.
Exh: R.A., 1947 (174); R.A. Diploma Gallery, March–August 1959.
Repr: Winston S. Churchill, Painting as a Pastime, 1948, pl.2 (in colour), incorrectly as ‘The Loup River, Quebec’.

The picture was painted in 1930, and the site lies about five hundred yards from where the main Cagnes to Grasse road crosses the river.

It was one of his first two pictures exhibited at the R.A. and was submitted to the Selection Committee under the name ‘David Winter’.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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