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Through the Window (Holt End, Berkshire)

Photo credit: Jerwood Collection

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'Through the Window' was painted in July 1937 at Holt End, near Newbury in Berkshire, the home of the artist’s friend and patron Thomas Balston. Balston was a partner in the Duckworth Publishing House, where he built up a strong list of modern writers including Edith Sitwell and Evelyn Waugh. He was introduced to Gertler as a new buyer at Gertler’s 1926 Leicester Galleries exhibition and during the final twelve years of the artist’s life was his most important friend and devoted patron. Gertler spent the summer of 1937 at Holt End and painted three landscapes including the present work. In his private journal he described the vibrant colour of this painting as ‘somewhere between Sickert and Renoir’.

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Through the Window (Holt End, Berkshire)




oil on canvas


H 53 x W 79 cm

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signed and dated, lower left: M. Gertler 37


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