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.

Life in the Sky

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Nature in Art

How you can use this image

© All rights reserved

Please note that image permissions vary across the Art UK website and that some artworks remain in copyright. Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image. The credit lines indicate who manages the rights within the artwork and the 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.

Some images on Art UK are available to purchase as prints and may be available to license for commercial purposes through the Art UK Shop. If there is a shopping basket icon underneath an image, click on it to find out how to license that image or purchase a print, through either the Art UK Shop or sometimes through the collection directly.

The collection who own the work may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.


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.

Born in London, Leigh-Pemberton was educated at Eton and studied in London (1928–1931). During the Second World War he served as a flying instructor in the RAF and was awarded the AFC in 1945. He has done much advertising work for Shell, completed a series of paintings of natural history subjects for the Midland Bank and decorated a number of ships. He has written and illustrated many books on natural history, mostly for children, his detailed style bearing similarities to that of Rowland Hilder.

Nature in Art





oil on canvas


H 32 x W 41 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

on loan from the Shell Art Collection, since 2000

Work type


Inscription description

signed Leigh Pemberton 58


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

Normally on display at

Nature in Art

Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL2 9PA England

Not all locations are open to the public. Please contact the gallery or collection for more information
View venue