N05326 WINTER IN RICHMOND 1938
Inscr. ‘P. Connard’ b.r.
Canvas, 20×27 (51×69).
Chantrey Purchase at Barbizon House 1938.
Exh: Barbizon House, April–May 1938 (3), as ‘Early Spring’; R.A., 1939 (124), as ‘Winter in Richmond’.
Lit: Barbizon House Record, No.33, 1938, repr.; H. Granville Fell, ‘Some Topics of the Moment: Mr Connard's Spring Songs of Richmond’ in Connoisseur, CI, 1938, p.266, repr.
The picture was painted in March 1938 from the balcony of the artist's house, Cholmondeley Lodge, Richmond, Surrey, where he lived from 1932 until his death. According to Granville Fell, loc. cit., ‘Some of his latest canvases have been painted during the “unwonted halcyon days of March ” on the banks of the Thames at Richmond.’
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I