September Afternoon on the Stour: The White Canoe

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Like Constable, Munnings enjoyed the sights and sounds of the River Stour, being the son of a miller. In his autobiography, he describes his love of the water: sailing the Norfolk Broads or watching the Harwich Regatta. Carrying on the theme begun when Violet first moved to Dedham, of a canoe on the Stour, Munnings paints a scene far removed from the impending Second World War. In this painting, the models are in a Canadian canoe, tied to the bank at Flatford.

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September Afternoon on the Stour: The White Canoe




oil on canvas


H 100.3 x W 125.7 cm

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gift from the artist

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