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Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A., R.W.S.
1878-1959
CARTING HAY
signed and dated l.l.: A. J. MUNNINGS/ 1902
watercolour
20 by 28cm., 8 by 11½in.
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Provenance

J. Shaw-Tomkins;
Sotheby's, London, 10 March 1993, lot 29;
Mrs Lorian Peralta-Ramos

Exhibited

Norwich Castle Museum, Loan Collection of Pictures by A J Munnings, RA Exhibition, 1928, no.157

Catalogue Note

This bucolic sunlit scene of agricultural life in a Suffolk meadow reflects Munnings' deep understanding of the traditions of farming life. It depicts the annual early summer harvest of meadow-hay which Munnings' would have seen each June and July during his formative years in Suffolk. His father, John Munnings, was a miller in Mendham and following the artist's completion of his studies in Norwich in 1898 he returned to Mendham to set up a studio and paint the local rural activity.

'During those years, Mendham village, its corners, by-lanes and meadows were my painting grounds.'
Munnings, An Artist's Life, 1950, p.166

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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