Project DescriptionDescription: Oil on canvas, 49.5 x 61 cm
Catalogue note: Christopher Wood was a British painter known for his idiosyncratic paintings depicting the region around St. Ives. Influenced by the naïve art of the Cornish fisherman, Alfred Wallis, he utilised skewed perspectives and distorted scale to frame his richly muted colours and elegant lines. He studied at the Académie Julian in Paris. While in Paris, Wood was introduced to opium. Although some of Wood’s greatest works came out of his addiction, his acute opiate withdrawal led to his suicide at the age of 29 in 1930. Today, his works are in the collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh, and the Tate Gallery in London.
Provenance: Acquired from Christie’s, Sale 15480, Lot 156, Invoice no. DB18010056. With Redfern Gallery, London. | With Crane Kalman Gallery, London. | Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 12 July 1974, lot 344, as 'A View in Paris'. | Private collection, London, by whom purchased from the above, and by descent to the present owner
Catalogue no.: 2018P0051-CW