A View of Nevis from St Kitts by Nicholas Pocock

The painting is not a documentary record but an imposing picturesque souvenir of St Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
152.5 x 228.9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £60,000)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Private collector

It depicts the characteristic features of the area as the original owner of the painting, John Pinney, wished to remember it and to show to friends. The day to day grind of work on the plantations is kept out of sight. The foreground with English oaks, cattle and country people might easily depict an English pastoral scene.

Provenance

Commissioned by John Pinney for Georgian House; by descent.

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