This is one of four works in the 'Ghost' series which were produced and inspired by the South West.
Ghost in Shale by Paul Nash, 1942
© Tate, London 2008
- Watercolour with pen & ink
- 39 x 57 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £10,000 ( Total: £30,000)
- Acquired in:
- Georgie and Hilary Gerrish
This work depicts a bird's skeleton exposed in a cliff face with a radiant sun in the sky. The John Creasey Museum is developing a theme of 'Other Worlds' within its collection and this work by a preeminent artist is an important addition with its visible signs of pre-history so prominently carved into the landscape and emerging from the earth's strata.
Redfern Gallery; HJ Paterson, 1942; Sotheby's, 1989; Peter Nahum at the Leicester Galleries; Christie's, 2006; Peter Nahum Collection of 20th Century Art; Georgie and Hilary Gerrish.