THOMAS MATTHEWS ROOKE | The Lych-gate
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
- Thomas Matthews Rooke
- The Lych-gate
- signed with initials and dated l.r.; TMR/Dittisham/ 1873; further signed and titled on the reverse
- oil on canvas
London, Royal Academy, 1881, no.912
A watercolour version of The Lych Gate (private collection) has essentially the same setting but differs in the placement of the figures. Both pictures were painted looking into the graveyard of the Norman church of St George in Dittisham in Devon (the lych-gate is extant).