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Landscape of the Megaliths

Photo credit: British Council Collection

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Paul Nash was recuperating from a nasty bout of bronchitis in the summer of 1933 when he first came across the Avebury megaliths, the largest prehistoric stone circle in Europe. He recalled, 'Some were half covered by the grass, others stood up in cornfields were entangled and overgrown in the copses, some were buried under the turf. But they were wonderful and disquieting, and, as I saw them then, I shall always remember them.

British Council Collection

London


Date

1934

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 49.5 x W 73 cm

Accession number

P3

Acquisition method

purchased from the Redfern Gallery, 1946

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

blc: Paul Nash


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British Council Collection

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

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