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A Winding Road – Cornish Landscape

© by permission of the copyright holder. Photo credit: British Council Collection

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Cornish landscapes mark progress after a hard few years. At the outbreak of World War I Smith was deemed unfit to fight because of poor eyesight, something that had troubled him since childhood, but by 1916 the need for new men saw entrance requirements lowered. Smith served as an officer on the front, and spent the last year of the war suffering from severe shellshock. 'A Winding Road' shows a country lane with a couple of cottages bobbing into view above treetops and the hillside – a peaceful scene except for the colouring.

British Council Collection


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    53.5 x 65 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased from Redfern Gallery, 1948


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British Council Collection

Visual Arts, Arts Group 10 Spring Gardens, London, Greater London SW1A 2BN England

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