Panorama of Pyramids

John Northcote Nash (1893 - 1977)

Oil on canvas

1953

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Egypt
    City: Cairo
    Place: British Embassy
  • 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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  • Details
    Title
    Panorama of Pyramids
    Date
    1953
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 66.00 cm, width: 126.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Leicester Galleries, February 1961
    Inscription
    BL: John Nash / 1953
    Provenance
    Consigned by the artist to Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in March 1961
    GAC number
    5428