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Near Swanage, Dorset

Photo credit: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

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This picture was probably painted in December 1916 while Gertler was staying at Peveril House, Swanage in Dorset, which was the holiday home of his friend, Francophile collector Montague Shearman. The scene has an impression of serenity, an aspect of life that Gertler, a pacifist, was endeavouring to seek during World War I. In a letter to Carrington he wrote, "From every window one gets a good enough view for painting… The sea surrounds the house on two sides.

Pallant House Gallery

Chichester


Date

1916

Medium

oil on board

Measurements

H 24 x W 36.2 cm

Accession number

CHCPH 0965

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Charles Kearley, through the National Art Collections Fund, 1989

Work type

Painting


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9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TJ England

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