- Presented by Miss Maureen Raymond in memory of S G Raymond, 1942
- Reproduced courtesy of New Grafton Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 719 x 772mm
- c. 1940
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Having experienced trench warfare at first hand during World War I, which he described as “pure murder” from which he was “lucky to escape untouched”, John Nash grew to truly appreciate the tranquillity and beauty of rural England on his return. He moved to the countryside soon after the War, first to the village of Meadle before settling at Wormingford in Essex in 1929. Nash and his wife Christine eventually purchased Bottengoms Farm, where he established his studio on the top floor of their cottage and often painted the view looking down onto his garden and the farmland beyond.
(New Dawn Fades, November 2018)