- Ivon Hitchens 1893–1979
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 514 x 1168 mm
frame: 850 x 1455 x 85 mm
- Purchased 1959
T00261 WOODLAND, VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL 1958
Inscr. ‘Hitchens’ b.r.
Canvas, 20 1/4×46 (51·5×117).
Purchased from the Leicester Galleries (Grant-in-Aid) 1959.
Exh: Leicester Galleries, May 1959 (21); Arts Council tour, 1963 (113).
Repr: Painter and Sculptor, 11, No.3, 1959, p.3.
The artist wrote from Lavington Common (17 August 1959): ‘Painted in the autumn of 1958. Direct from nature (as is my usual practice with this type of work). The subject is in the plantation woods near this house. I have painted many aspects of this same Drive - throughout the Seasons ever since we came here some 19 years ago. Other views of the same drive are reproduced in the Penguin edition of modern painters - see plates 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 20, 21.’ This refers to the book on his work by Patrick Heron published in 1955.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I