Whiteleaf Cross by Paul Nash

Whiteleaf Cross has stood above Princes Risborough for several centuries dominating the local landscape, becoming a cultural focus associated with many aspects of local life.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour
Dimensions:
36.8 x 54.6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,000 ( Total: £38,400)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Christie's

Nash was fascinated by the ancient symbolism and the layers of history represented by the cross. Whiteleaf was a place to which Paul and his wife Margaret returned on many occasions. This watercolour captures much of his poetic and personal attachment to the landscape.

Provenance

Redfern Gallery, London; private collection, 1930s; Christie's, 2007.

Venue details

Buckinghamshire County Museum 9 Church Street, AYLESBURY Buckinghamshire HP20 2QP 01296 331441 www.buckscountymuseum.org

Entry details

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