- James Dickson Innes 1887–1914
- Oil paint on plywood
- Support: 857 x 1137 mm
frame: 1159 x 1441 x 108 mm
- Presented by Rowland Burdon-Muller 1928
N04385 ARENIG, NORTH WALES 1913
Inscr. ‘J D Innes 1913’ b.r.
Oil on plywood, 33 3/4×44 3/4 (86×114).
Presented by Rowland Burdon-Muller 1928.
Coll: John Quinn, New York, sold American Art Association, New York, 11 February 1927 (506, repr.), bought by W. M. Crane; sold to R. Burdon-Muller of Boston 1928 for presentation to the Tate Gallery.
Exh: Chenil Galleries, 1913 (12) (according to a label on the stretcher; the catalogue has not been traced).
Lit: John Rothenstein, Modern English Painters: Lewis to Moore, 1956, p.72.
Repr: Burlington Magazine, LXXXII, 1943, p.6; Fothergill, 1946, pl.48.
‘Completed winter-spring 1913’ is inscribed on a label. Augustus John, in his Introduction to the Innes Memorial exhibition at the Chenil Galleries 1923, wrote: ‘In North Wales he discovered the mountain of Arenig and made it his own. On and around it he did his first and most inspired work.’
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I