N01927 AUTUMN IN THE MOUNTAINS c. 1903
Inscr. ‘Adrian Stokes’ b.r.
Tempera on canvas, 31 1/2×42 (80×107).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1903.
Exh: R.A., 1903 (276).
Lit: Magazine of Art, 1903, p.425, repr. facing p.426.
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1903, p.24; Lewis Hind, Landscape Painting, 1924, II, p.196.
In a letter to Lewis Hind the artist wrote (5 August 1924): ‘You may care to know that the mountains are those of the South Tyrol, and that the picture is painted in tempera - real tempera. The colours being prepared by myself.’ A study for N01927 is reproduced in Clive Holland, Tyrol and its People, 1909, facing p.54, as ‘View in the Tyrol Alps’. It shows the same scene but without the deer.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II