Oil on canvas
About the work
Place: Department for Culture, Media & Sport, 100 Parliament Street
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.
- Stour Valley
- Oil on canvas
- height: 59.00 cm, width: 90.00 cm
- Purchased from Leicester Galleries, June 1959
- bl: John Nash .
- Sold through Sotheby’s, London, on 4 March 1959; from which sale purchased by the Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in June 1959
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