- Thomas Churchyard 1798–1865
- Oil paint on board
- Support: 219 x 311 mm
- Purchased 1972
Thomas Churchyard 1798–1865
T01682 View of the Deben
Inscribed ‘TC/Be/sie’ on verso.
Oil on board, 8¿ x 12 3/16 (21.9 x 31).
Purchased from Eastbourne Fine Art (Grant-in-Aid) 1972.
Coll: the artist’s daughter Elizabeth (the ‘Be/sie’ of the inscription), who died in 1913; … Mrs Evelyn Hopkins, who gave it to the Seckford Library, Woodbridge; sold Arnott and Calver, Woodbridge, 2 July 1972 (46), bt. Eastbourne Fine Art.
Exh: East Anglian Paintings, Eastbourne Fine Art, 1972 (40).
The view is from Melton Dock, near Woodbridge, looking towards Sutton Hoo. Churchyard’s work is rarely dated and there seems as yet no means of discovering whether this is a painting of, say, the 1830s or the 1860s.
Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1972–1974, London 1975.