signed and dated 1921 twice; also signed and inscribed on the reverse
pencil, coloured crayon and watercolour on paper
38 by 52.5cm.; 15 by 20¾in.
The sheet is adhered to the mount with two strips of adhesive tape to the upper edge. There are Artist's pinholes at all four corners and to the centre of upper and lower edges. There are a few nicks to the edges of the sheet. The upper edge is very slightly deckled and the right and left edges are evenly cut. There is some very minor creasing to the sheet in places, in-keeping with the Artist's working methods and material. There is staining to the upper corners of the sheet, in-keeping with old adhesive tabs, and staining to the extreme edges of the sheet, in line with a previous mount. There is probable time staining to the sheet and the pigments have probably faded slightly over time. There are a small number of flecks of staining and foxing in a few places, and one or two very minor accretions and light surface dirt in places. This accepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
The work is window mounted and held behind glass in a stained wooden frame.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.
Oliver Brown, Norfolk, by 1943
The Fine Art Society, London, 2002, where acquired by the previous owner, by whom gifted to the present owners
Leeds, City Art Gallery and Temple Newsam, Exhibition of paintings, sculpture and drawings by Paul Nash and Barbara Hepworth, April - June 1943, cat. no.34;
London, The Fine Art Society, Spring 02, May - June 2002, cat. no.81;
London, The Fine Art Society, Eric Ravilious in Context, October - November 2002, cat. no.41.
Andrew Causey, Paul Nash, Oxford, 1980, p.376, cat. no.321, as 'Landscape'.
We are grateful to David Boyd Haycock for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.