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Green Gorse

© the artist. Photo credit: British Council Collection

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In a letter from the artist dated November 1993, Atkins wrote that ''Green Gorse' was painted on returning from an extremely hot week in Andalucia and was partly a response to my surprise at the greenness of my garden ... And the gorse bush (was) mingled with memories of a visit to the remarkable architecture of the Moorish palaces at the Alhambra in Granada.'

British Council Collection





oil on board


H 134.6 x W 122 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from Art Space Gallery Michael Richardson Contemporary Art, 1993

Work type


Inscription description

T batten: Summer 91 A.; verso t centre: Gorse bush in summer; verso centre: Summer 91 Ray Atkins


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British Council Collection

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

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