Battersea Park Herons

Maggi Hambling (1945 - )

Oil on canvas

1986-1987

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
  • About the artist
    Painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling CBE was born in Suffolk. She studied at Ipswich School of Art (1962-4), Camberwell (1964-7), and the Slade School of Art graduating in 1969. In 1969 she also received a Boise Travel Award to New York. She made a series of celebrated portraits of British comedian Max Wall while Artist-in-Residence at the National Gallery, London (1980-81). In the mid 1980s she made many dramatic landscapes of her native Suffolk. Her best known if controversial public works are a memorial to Oscar Wilde in central London and Scallop, a 4 metre high steel sculpture of two interlocking scallop shells on Aldeburgh beach dedicated to Benjamin Britten. In 1995 she was awarded the Jerwood Painting Prize (with Patrick Caulfield).
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    Subjects
    topography, heron, lake, park
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Battersea Park Herons
    Date
    1986-1987
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 150.00 cm, width: 81.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Sotheby's, 2 October 1996
    Inscription
    verso: HAMBLING / '86-'87
    Provenance
    Sold through Sotheby's, London, 'Modern British and Irish Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture' sale, on 2 October 1996 (Lot 274); from which sale purchased by the Government Art Collection
    GAC number
    17013