Wooded Cliff above the Saltings

John Northcote Nash (1893 - 1977)

Watercolour on paper

1949

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: USA
    City: Washington DC
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    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
    Wooded Cliff above the Saltings
    Date
    1949
    Medium
    Watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    height: 43.00 cm, width: 55.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by the Hon. Mrs Wood, November 1950
    Inscription
    br: John Nash
    Provenance
    Purchased from Agnew 1950 by the Hon. Mrs Wood and presented to the Ministry of Works for the Ambassador's Residence, Washington, where her uncle Lord Bryce was HM Ambassador 1907-13.
    GAC number
    1197