Carel Weight was a prolific painter of domestic and suburban scenes around his home in south-west London.
Two Figures in a Garden by Carel Weight, 1969
© The artist
- Oil on board
- 72.3 x 60.5cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,672 ( Total: £6,422)
- Acquired in:
Two Figures in a Garden is one of a series of paintings depicting Weights home at 33 Spencer Road. Weight painted the garden repeatedly, from many viewpoints, for subjects ranging from supernatural visions to domestic tragedies. In a letter to the owner of his painting The Broken Trellis, Weight describes the gardens influence on his art: My garden, especially in winter, seems to offer infinite sources for pictures. All sorts of things have happened and a broken trellis is a rather mild event compared with other versions that include Ghosts, Murders, rapes and domestic dramas of all sorts. The Geffrye Museum specialises in middle-class London homes from 1600 onwards, and Two Figures in a Garden will join its growing collection of paintings showing 20th-century London gardens.
Leonie Jonleigh Studio, 1969; the vendor.
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