T02247 A PATH THROUGH TREES c.1915
Inscribed 'John Nash ‘15’ (or '19 - indecipherable) b.r.
Oil on canvas, 20 × 24 (50.8 × 61)
Purchased from the New Grafton Gallery under the terms of the Chantrey Bequest 1977
Prov: Mrs S. R. Smith; Uno Langmann Gallery, Vancouver, Oct 1974; sold Sotheby's 25 June 1975 (Lot 100) bt New Grafton Gallery
Exh: English Painting and Drawing 1900–1940, New Grafton Gallery, October–November 1975 (27)
The artist told Janet Green of Sotheby's in 1975 that he thought this landscape was painted about 1915. At this time his father, William Nash, was revising Barrister for Gloucestershire and Recorder of Abingdon, and he probably painted it whilst accompanying his father on circuit. The painting on the verso depicts the flight of Lot and his family from Sodom.
The Tate Gallery 1976-8: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1979