The Regent’s Canal, Twilight

Algernon Newton (1880 - 1968)

Oil on canvas

1925

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  • About the artist
    Born in London, Algernon Newton was the grandson of the founder of the artists’ materials firm, Winsor and Newton. He trained at the Slade School of Art and the London School of Art and first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1903 of which he later became a member in 1943. After the First World War, many British artists chose to rediscover aspects of nature. Some, like Paul Nash, left London in search of inspiring landscapes. Newton was drawn to the poetic subject matter of London itself, painting striking atmospheric glimpses of the city. Newton’s works are held in numerous public collections in the UK, Australia, South Africa and the USA. A retrospective exhibition of his work was held at the Royal Academy in 1980.
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    Title
    The Regent’s Canal, Twilight
    Date
    1925
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 76.50 cm, width: 69.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the Fine Art Society, February 1982
    Inscription
    bl: AN (Monogram) 25
    Provenance
    Collection of ‘John Lewis’; from whom purchased by the Fine Art Society, London, in February 1982, as ‘Regent's Canal, Moonlight’; from whom purchased by the Government Art Collection in February 1982
    GAC number
    16050