16 November 2007
John Northcote Nash, R.A. (1893-1977)
signed 'John Nash' (lower left), signed again and inscribed 'John Nash RA/Wormingford Colchester Essex/Staverton Thicks' (on the artist's label attached to the frame)
oil on canvas
20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 27 March 1991, lot 96, where purchased by the present owner.
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A. Freer, John Nash 'The delighted eye', Aldershot, 1993, p. 87, illustrated.
Staverton Thicks is the primeval forest near Butley, in Suffolk. John Nash painted here in 1958-59, having moved to Suffolk in 1945. The inspiration of the East Anglia landscape was a continual thread throughout his work.
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