Fountains Fell, Yorkshire Dales by Simon Roberts

Fountains Fell, Yorkshire Dales is a photograph from ‘We English’, a series of pictures by Simon Roberts which surveys ordinary people at leisure in the English landscape.

Details

Medium:
Print, Digital C-type print
Dimensions:
102 x 122 cm
Acquired in:
2016
Vendor:
Flowers Gallery

An exhibition of the series toured to more than 30 venues and the monograph has been voted one of the best photography books of the past decade.

Roberts studied Human Geography at the University of Sheffield and gained a distinction in photography from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. His work has been widely exhibited and he was selected by the House of Commons as the official artist for the 2010 general election.

Fountains Fell is a light-hearted image that draws on the tradition of English landscaping painting and portraiture to show a couple picnicking in the Yorkshire Dales. The proximity of this sublime landscape to Sheffield and the artist’s connection with the city give the picture a special place in the museum’s collection.

Provenance

The artist; Flowers Gallery

Venue details

Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery Surrey Street, (Above the Central Library), SHEFFIELD South Yorkshire S1 1XZ 0114 278 2600 www.museums-sheffield.org.uk

Entry details

Free entry to all

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