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.


© the copyright holder. Photo credit: University of Warwick

How you can use this 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. Any other type of use will need to be cleared with the rights holder(s).

Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image, as these indicate who manages the copyright (©) within the artwork, and the photographic rights within the image.

The collection that owns the artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.


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.

The scale of this painting perhaps reflects the scale of many of the paintings of this period. However, it does not reflect the practice of the time in which internal compositional values were rejected and the properties of the artwork, its relationship to perception, behaviour and the spectator were all explored. Perhaps this painting struck a chord with its purchasers from Coventry through its resemblance to the cathedral tapestry. Although there is no central figure, the painting is divided into areas but achieves harmony through the restricted use of colour and contrast.

University of Warwick





oil on canvas


H 192.3 x W 160.5 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

purchased for Coventry College, 1970

Work type


Normally on display at

University of Warwick

Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, West Midlands CV4 7AL England

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue