Summer Rain

Move your pointing device over the image to zoom to detail

Date:1919

Description:Paul Nash (1889-1946)

Summer Rain, 1919

Watercolour and pencil on paper

485mm x 585mm

Purchased with the assistance of the Victoria & Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund 1968.

The English landscape became a preoccupation for artists in the period directly after the end of the First World War in 1918. Nash had been working as a war artist, and this painting is a celebration of nature’s restorative qualities within the landscape. The trees are plump and recall the fertile landscapes of the romantic, visionary artist Samuel Palmer. However, the style is distinctly modernist, with abstracted forms and the rain depicted in long vertical lines. These lines create the impression of a grid and, with the small picket fence running along the base of the picture, appear to enclose and cut off the beautiful garden from the viewer.


Timeline

The timeline shows resources around this location over a number of years.

1560s
Portrait of Dorothy Shirley
Portrait of Dorothy Shirley

Pierre Quesnel (formerly attributed to) (fl. 1561-1580) Portrait of Dorothy Shirley, ...

1600s
Landscape with Bridge
Landscape with Bridge

Jan Josephsz van Goyen (after) Landscape with Bridge, 1600-1900 Oil on panel 158mm ...

1620s
Untitled
Untitled

Anthony van Dyck (after) (1599-1641) Untitled, 1621 - 1700 Oil on canvas 1130mm ...

1650s
Basket of Flowers
Basket of Flowers

Studio of Jan van Kessel I Basket of Flowers, 1650-1675 Oil on copper 164mm x 216mm ...

1670s
Cavalcade of the Princes of Nassau
Cavalcade of the Princes of Nassau

Adriaen Pietersz van de Venne (After) (1589-1662) Cavalcade of the Princes of Nassau, ...

1700s
Miss Reynolds, Sister of the Bishop of Lincoln
Miss Reynolds, Sister of the Bishop of Lincoln

Hans Hysing (Huyssing) (1678-1753) Miss Reynolds, Sister of the Bishop of Lincoln, ...

1770s
Samuel Greatheed
Samuel Greatheed

Richard Houston Samuel Greatheed, 1770 Ink on paper engraving 320mm x 220mm The ...

1790s
James Bisset
James Bisset

Unknown artist James Bisset, 1793 Oil on canvas 740mm x 615mm James Bisset (1761 ...

1810s
Mr Richard Hopton
Mr Richard Hopton

Unknown artist Mr Richard Hopton, 1818 Watercolour on paper 75mm x 55mm A silhouette ...

1830s
Landscape with River and Sheep
Landscape with River and Sheep

Thomas Baker (1808-1864) Landscape with River and Sheep, 1836 Oil on canvas 250mm ...

1850s
Untitled
Untitled

Edwin Toovey (1826-1906) Untitled, 1859 Watercolour on paper 275mm x 446mm A country ...

1880s
Towing The Barge, France
Towing The Barge, France

George Percy Jacomb-Hood (1857-1929) Towing The Barge, France, 1880 Ink on paper 210mm ...

1900s
His Majesty The King
His Majesty The King

Basil James Nightingale (1864-1940) His Majesty The King, 1902 Pencil on paper 405mm ...

1920s
The Spanish Shawl
The Spanish Shawl

George Percy Jacomb-Hood (1857-1929) The Spanish Shawl, 1923 Oil on canvas 580mm ...

1940s
Prisoner of War
Prisoner of War

Sir Terry Frost (13th October 1915 - 1 September 2003) Prisoner of War, 21st March ...

1960s
Strings
Strings

Alex Mann (born 1923) Strings, 1965 Oil on canvas 680mm x 590mm An abstract painting ...

1980s
A Worcestershire Scene
A Worcestershire Scene

Thomas Baker (1808-1864) A Worcestershire Scene, 1836 Watercolour on paper 185mm ...

Share:

Link to this resource

Donor ref: LEAMG : A581.1968 (64/24115)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

Copyright information: Copyrights to all resources are retained by the individual rights holders. They have kindly made their collections available for non-commercial private study & educational use. Re-distribution of resources in any form is only permitted subject to strict adherence to the usage guidelines.