This work, dating from the 1970s or early 1980s, is known to have been retained in John Piper’s studio at his home at Fawley Bottom until the late 1990s: it is visible in situ in photographic records which were made a few years after the artist’s death. Whether or not Piper had conceived the work with such a project in mind, it was used as the basis of a large tapestry which features as the backdrop in a photographic portrait of the artist, made in 1990, by Nicholas Sinclair (b. 1954).
We are very grateful to Rev. Dr Stephen Laird FSA for preparing this catalogue entry.