An Avenue of Elms

John Northcote Nash (1893 - 1977)

Oil on canvas

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Italy
    City: Rome
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    John Nash, painter, wood engraver and illustrator was born in London, and was the younger brother of the British artist Paul Nash (1889–1946), with whom he shared his first exhibition at the Dorien Leigh Galleries in 1913. After serving with the Artists Rifles and working as Official War Artist between 1916 and 1918, John became the first art critic of the London Mercury magazine in 1919. He also taught art at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, and the Royal College of Art, London, during the 1920s and 30s. Although often associated with landscape painting, Nash was also a prolific book illustrator who specialised in botanical drawing and knowledge of plant types. Nash became an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1940 and a full member in 1951. He was awarded a CBE in 1964. His retrospective exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1967 was the first for a living painter.
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  • Details
    Title
    An Avenue of Elms
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 81.00 cm, width: 71.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Agnew's, February 1954
    Inscription
    none
    Provenance
    With Agnew’s Gallery, London; from whom purchased in February 1954
    GAC number
    2380