Sir Thomas Monnington:
Landscape around Leyswood, late 1940s
Framed (ref: 502)
Inscribed by John Monnington on reverse
Oil on canvas, 14 × 18 in. (35.5 × 45.7 cm.)
Provenance: the artist’s son, James
In a modern gilded D-section reeded frame
The landscape of the Leyswood Estate, near Groombridge, East Sussex,
where Monnington lived from the late 1940s, provided the subject matter for a number of his paintings. John Monnington, the artist’s son, recalls that, as the summer light began to dwindle, his father would wander out with his artist’s materials and paint a rapid impression of the surrounding landscape.
Sometimes these served as studies for fuller compositions, worked up in
the studio. This view is probably of Buckhurst Park, the seat of the Earl and
Countess De La Warr, which adjoined the Leyswood Estate.
We are grateful to John Monnington for assistance.