Details
PAUL NASH (1889-1946)
Image of the Stag
signed 'Paul Nash' (lower left)
pencil and watercolour on paper
11 x 15 in. (27.9 x 38.1 cm.)
Executed in 1938.
Provenance
Sir Kenneth Clark, and by descent.
Their sale; Sothebys, London, 11 November 1987, lot 73, where purchased for the present collection.
Literature
M. Eates (ed.), Paul Nash: Painting, Drawings and Illustrations, London, 1948, p. 79, pl. 89.
A. Carnduff Ritchie, exhibition catalogue, Masters of British painting 1800- 1950, New York, Museum of Modern Art, 1956, pp. 132, 134, 155, no. 60, illustrated.
M. Eates, Paul Nash: The Master of the Image, London, 1973, p. 129.
A. Causey, Paul Nash, Oxford, 1980, p. 446, no. 970.
Exhibited
London, Arthur Tooth & Sons, New Paintings by Eve Kirk and Paul Nash, 1939, no. 1.
London, National Gallery, British Painting since Whistler, March - April 1940, no. 268.
Stockholm, British Council, Nationalmusei, Nutida Engelsk Akvarellkonst, 1943, no. 42.
London, Tate Gallery, Paul Nash: A Memorial Exhibition: Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings, March - May, 1948, no. 119: this exhibition travelled to Leicester, May - June 1948; Sheffield, June - July 1948; Scarborough, July - August 1948; Folkstone, August 1948; and Manchester September 1948.
Ontario, British Council, Elsie Perrin Williams Memorial Art Museum, Paul Nash 1889-1946, 1949-50, no. 40.
New York, Museum of Modern Art, Masters of British Painting 1800-1950, October - December 1956, no. 60: this exhibition travelled to St Louis, City Art Museum, January - March 1957; and San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honour, March - May 1957.
London, Tate Gallery, Paul Nash, November - December 1975, no. 173.
Salford, The Lowry, Unseen Landscapes: Artists and Wilderness, May - July 2001, exhibition not numbered: this exhibition travelled to Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery; and York, City Art Gallery, August-November 2001.
London, Tate Britain, Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation, May - August 2014, no. 134.

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