Modern British Art by John Nash: Study of a poppy, circa 1948 |


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John Nash:
Study of a poppy, circa 1948

Framed (ref: 6593)
8 1/2 x 8 in. (20.5 x 21.5 cm)

Watercolour and pen and ink over pencil, on paper laid onto conservation board

Tags: flowers

John Nash was a keen plantsman. a passion he shared  which Charles Mahoney, Edward Bawden, Geoffrey Rhoades, and Evelyn Dunbar.  This group regularly swapped cuttings with each other and cultivated their  favoured plants in their gardens and recorded them in their paintings.  Illustartions were also produced for books - Mahoney and Dunbar had published Gardners Choice in 1937.  English Garden Flowers, for which this is likely to be a study,  illustrated by Nash, was published by Duckworth, London, in 1948.

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