Paul Nash (British, 1889-1946) Corfe Castle, View across the Heath, from the Illustrated Shell Guide to Dorset. 28 x 39 cm. (11 x 15 1/4 in.)
Lot 75
Paul Nash (British, 1889-1946) Corfe Castle from the Heath 28 x 39 cm. (11 x 15 1/4 in.)
Sold for £7,800 (US$ 12,118) inc. premium

Lot Details
Paul Nash (British, 1889-1946)
Corfe Castle from the Heath
signed and dated 'Paul Nash/1935' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour
28 x 39 cm. (11 x 15 1/4 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    with The Redfern Gallery, London, where purchased by
    James Pilkington, 1935
    John Pilkington's sale; Sotheby's London, 13 Dec 1961, where purchased by
    Arthur Tooth & Son, London
    J.B.P. Williamson
    Private Collection, U.K.

    EXHIBITED:
    London, Arthur Tooth & Sons, March 1964, no.25

    LITERATURE:
    Andrew Causey, Paul Nash, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1980, cat.no.831, p.273(ill.b&w)

    During the 1930s a series of guides to the British countryside were published. Sponsored by Shell, and under the editorship of John Betjeman, they were aimed at the new motorist population. Paul Nash was commissioned to write and illustrate the guide to Dorset and this work was featured as an illustration.
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