Description & Technical information

This work is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Colin Harrison, Senior Curator of European Art at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

This work was likely completed when Lucien Pissarro was staying at 'Enterprise', East Knoyle, near Salisbury.  He is recorded at East Knoyle from at least 14th October 1916, and, judging from the very full foliage on the trees, he must have made the watercolour fairly soon after his arrival. The composition corresponds very closely with an oil painting of the same date, Sunny Afternoon, Milton, East Knoyle, exhibited in 1917 (Anne Thorold, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings of Lucien Pissarro, 1938, no. 250).

Date:  1916
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Colour crayons and ink on paper
Signature: Signed with monogram, lower right
Inscribed and dated lower right, Milton Bottom Knoyle 1916

Dimensions: 12.7 x 21.59 cm (5 x 8¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, London