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.
Whiteleaf Cross by Paul Nash, 1931
© Tate, London 2007
- 36.8 x 54.6 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £12,000 ( Total: £38,400)
- Acquired in:
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.
Redfern Gallery, London; private collection, 1930s; Christie's, 2007.