Date Made/Found: about 1935
, British, 1903 - 1989
Material and Medium: watercolour and crayon on paper
Dimensions: Frame: 614 x 731 x 43mm
Image size: 465 x 590mm
Sight size: 452 x 563mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.2292
Bawden frequently painted scenes of the Essex countryside, near to the village of Great Bardfield. He bought a house there with his good friend Eric Ravilious and often visited it as a weekend retreat. In 1935 he moved there permanently.
Bawden often painted in watercolour, however he worked in an unusual way. He used non-absorbent paper so that one colour would lie over the next. He then drew and scratched over the paint layers using crayon, pencil or ink, creating an almost luminous effect.