Ruins in a Classical Cornish Landscape, 1978
Framed (ref: 27)
Signed, dated and inscribed with title
Oil on canvas, 24 x 40 in. (61 x 101.6 cm.)
Provenance: the artist's studio
In the 1970s, Rodney Bewes (the likely lad) frequently lent Brook his cottage on the Lizard in Cornwall. From there Brook produced a remarkable cycle of paintings, the majority of which have never been shown before. 'I loved the sea and when I saw the remains of the Tin Mines with their tall chimneys I felt I must record them. For two or three years we returned and I thought it was a wonderful area for an artist brought up in the Industrial West Riding'. Letter to Paul Liss, 14 December 2003. Throughout his life, Peter Brook has remained entirely consistent in his vision. Whilst a comparison is sometimes made with Lowry and to an extent with his friend and fellow artist Carel Weight, the technique he has developed and his personal involvement with landscape are entirely his own.