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Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson, A.R.A. (1889-1946)
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Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson, A.R.A. (1889-1946)

Wooded landscape

Details
Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson, A.R.A. (1889-1946)
Wooded landscape
signed 'C.R.W.NEVINSON' (lower right)
oil on canvas
18 x 24 in. (46 x 61 cm.)
Provenance
with Fine Art Society, London, March 1979, where purchased by the present owner.
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Lot Essay

'Nevinson turned more and more to landscape subjects from 1917 onwards. In 1922 he had a motor caravan 'built to his own design for privacy and freedom' (The Times Weekly, April 1922). It was equipped as a mobile studio for sketching expeditions so that he could avoid the public notice he attracted by staying in hotels (though the amount of press coverage the van attracted seems to counter this stated aim: it included photographs of Nevinson beside the vehicle and accounts of celebrities' visits while it was parked in Leicester Square). Nevinson is quoted as saying 'I intend painting through closed windows which is a great help in getting the correct proportions of the scene to be depicted'. He worked in Dorset, Cornwall, Kent and Sussex, producing comtemplative and often sombre landscapes in oil, watercolour and etching' (see Exhibition catalogue, C.R.W. Nevinson: Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Cambridge, Kettle's Yard Gallery, 1988, p. 47).
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