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.)
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.