N03321 YORKSHIRE MOORLAND 1906
Inscr. ‘P. W. Steer 1906’ b.r.
Water-and body-colour on paper, 11 1/16×15 (28×38·25); painted area, 10×14 3/4 (25·5×37·5).
Presented by Viscount Bearsted through the National Art-Collections Fund 1918.
Coll: Mr and Mrs G. R. Halkett, sold Christie's (Red Cross Sale), 13 April 1918 (877), as ‘Yorkshire Moorland’, bt. Sir Marcus Samuel (Viscount Bearsted).
Exh: Tate Gallery, April–July 1929 (188).
Lit: MacColl, 1945, p.225.
Repr: V. & A., Twentieth Century British Water-Colours, 1958, pl.6.
Although known as ‘Yorkshire Moorland’, the date 1906 does not fit with any of the Yorkshire excursions recorded by MacColl in his Chronological List of Places at which Steer painted (op. cit., p.186), although in his catalogue of oil paintings he dates two views of Richmond, Yorkshire, to 1906. The Yorkshire visits were made in 1903 and 1904. The title passed unchallenged by MacColl, who lists it as above.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II