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This shows one of a variety of buildings in Somerset thought to be under threat of demolition in the 1960s. Paintings of them were commissioned by Arthur Batten-Pool of Rode Manor, which he bequeathed to the Victoria Art Gallery. Batten-Pool was deeply concerned about the demolition of historic buildings in the post-Second World War period. He wanted a record to remain, even if the buildings themselves were lost.
oil on canvas
H 40.5 x W 56 cm
BATVG : P : 1980.19
gift from Captain A. H. Batten-Pooll; on display at The Hollies