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.

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.

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