Ghost in Shale by Paul Nash

This is one of four works in the 'Ghost' series which were produced and inspired by the South West.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour with pen & ink
Dimensions:
39 x 57 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £30,000)
Acquired in:
2009
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

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.

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