Barges

John Northcote Nash (1893 - 1977)

Watercolour on paper

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  • 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
    Barges
    Date
    Medium
    Watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    height: 43.00 cm, width: 37.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from British American Tobacco, July 1958
    Inscription
    bl: John Nash
    Provenance
    Collection of solicitor and art collector Wilfred Ariel Evill (died 1963); from whom purchased by the Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works on behalf of British American Tobacco in September 1952 (and loaned to the Ministry of Works); from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in July 1958
    GAC number
    1901