54.1 x 65.2cm stretcher; 71.0 x 82.5 x 5.7cm frame
Throughout his career Paul Nash was fascinated by landscapes but is best remembered for his work as a war artist, serving in the first and second world wars. He was greatly influenced by the European avant-garde styles of abstraction and surrealism and was one of the founding members of the short lived Unit One, a group of painters, sculptors and architects that included Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson, and who helped to revive English art in the interwar years.
It is most likely that Nash made the preparatory sketch for this work in the early months of 1925 whilst he and his wife stayed at the Pension de la Plage in Cros de Cagnes, France. The Mimosa wood could be seen from their bedroom window.
Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd (England), 21 May 1946-22 Nov 1946, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Arthur Tooth & Sons 1946. Purchased by Tooth's from Christie's London, 21 May 1946.
Christie's London (England), 21 May 1946, London/England
Royan Middleton, post 12 Feb 1936, Purchased from Scaramanga's sale
C.J. Scaramanga, 1934-12 Feb 1936, Purchased from the Redfern Gallery 1934 and sold 12 February 1936
The Redfern Gallery (England, estab. 1923), circa 1934, London/England, Sold to C.J. Scaramanga
The Lefevre Gallery (England, estab. 1926, closed 2002), 1926, London/England
Ted Gott (Australia) (Author), Laurie Benson (Australia) (Author), Sophie Matthiesson (Australia) (Author), Modern Britain 1900-1960, Melbourne, 2007, 188, 189 (colour illus.).
Peter Tomory (United Kingdom) (Author), Anne Kirker (New Zealand; Australia, b.1947) (Author), British painting 1800-1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 138. cat.no. 1576
Renée Free (Australia) (Author), Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 135 (illus.).
Edmund Capon (England; Australia, b.1940) (Editor), Jan Meek (Australia) (Editor), Portrait of a Gallery, Sydney, 1984, 91.
Andrew Causey (United Kingdom) (Author), Paul Nash, Oxford, 1980, 396. cat.no. 542
Andrew Causey (United Kingdom) (Author), Clare Colvin (Author), Barry Pearce (Australia) (Author), Paul Nash - photographer and painter, Perth, 1977, 41, 44 (illus.). cat.no. 108
Tate Britain (England) (Author), Paul Nash paintings and watercolours, London, 1975, 69. cat.no. 97
Margot Eates (United Kingdom) (Author), Paul Nash: the master of the image, 1889-1946, London, 1973, (illus.), 38, 120. plate.no. 44
Sir John Rothenstein (England, b.1901, d.1992) (Author), Modern English painters Lewis to Moore, London, 1956, 109.
Anthony Bertram (United Kingdom, b.1897, d.1978) (Author), Paul Nash: the portrait of an artist, London, 1955, 156.
Sir Herbert Read (United Kingdom, b.1893, d.1968) (Author), Margot Eates (United Kingdom) (Author), Sir John Rothenstein (England, b.1901, d.1992) (Author), E.H. Ramsden (England) (Author), Philip Brutton James (United Kingdom, b.1901, d.1974) (Author), Paul Nash paintings, drawings and illustrations, London, 1948, (illus.). plate.no. 47, as 1927
Unknown, London Group, Exhibition Venue Unknown, Jun 1926–Jun 1926.
Unknown, Redfern Gallery 1933, The Redfern Gallery, 1933–1933.
Paul Nash paintings and watercolours, Plymouth City Art Gallery, 17 Jan 1968–08 Feb 1968.
Paul Nash paintings and watercolours, City of Bradford Art Gallery, 13 Mar 1968–04 Apr 1968.
Paul Nash paintings and watercolours, Manchester City Art Gallery, 10 Apr 1968–02 May 1968.
Paul Nash paintings and watercolours, Tate Britain, 12 Nov 1975–28 Dec 1975.
Paul Nash paintings and watercolours, The Minories, Colchester, 17 Feb 1976–07 Mar 1976.
Paul Nash - photographer and painter, Art Gallery of Western Australia, 04 Feb 1977–27 Feb 1977.
Modern Britain 1900-1960, NGV: International, 15 Nov 2007–24 Feb 2008.