Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Late Summer Parkland with Lake

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Nuffield College, University of Oxford

How you can use this image

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. Any other type of use will need to be cleared with the rights holder(s).

Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image, as these indicate who manages the copyright (©) within the artwork, and the photographic rights within the image.

The collection that owns the artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.


Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

This picture is one of a number of works of art commissioned at the time the College was being built. The artist was approached by Norman Chester and Ian Little and visited the College while the Senior Common Room was being built. It was intended for the position in which it still hangs. It was painted in 1958–1959 at a cost of £1,700 and unveiled in June 1959. It is a view of the lake at Petworth House with bathers. It is inspired by Hitchens’ deep knowledge of the area where he lived and by the pictures of the park by J. M. W. Turner which can still be seen in Petworth House. Photographs show two significantly different preliminary stages which underlie the final painting. In 1970, with the artist’s permission, the original broad and ornate pink frame was replaced by the present narrow gilt moulding.

Nuffield College, University of Oxford





oil on canvas


H 155 x W 289 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned, 1958–1959

Work type



This artwork does not have any tags yet. You can help by tagging artworks on Tagger.

Nuffield College, University of Oxford

New Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1NF England

This venue is closed to the public.
View venue