French Submarine “La Creole” in Swansea Dock 1940

John Northcote Nash (1893 - 1977)

Watercolour on paper

1940

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    John Nash, painter, wood engraver and illustrator, was born in London. He was the younger brother of British artist, Paul Nash (1889-1946) with whom he shared his first exhibition at the Dorien Leigh Galleries (London, 1913). After serving with the Artists Rifles during the First World War and working as Official War Artist from 1916 to 1918, John Nash became the first art critic of the ‘London Mercury’ magazine in 1919. During the 1920s and 1930s he taught at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, and the Royal College of Art, London. Although more often associated with landscape painting, Nash was also a prolific book illustrator who specialised in botanical drawing and had developed a great knowledge of plant types since childhood.
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    Title
    French Submarine “La Creole” in Swansea Dock 1940
    Date
    1940
    Medium
    Watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    height: 54.50 cm, width: 52.30 cm
    Inscription
    below image: [right] John Nash
    Provenance
    Commissioned by the War Artists Advisory Committee; gift from Imperial War Museum, War Artists' Advisory Committee to the Air Ministry 1946; transferred to the Admiralty (before 1973); accessioned by GAC 1973
    GAC number
    10790