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John Nash (1893-1977):
Study of Petunias
Unmounted (ref: 7292)
Inscribed with notes
Pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil
19 x 13 1/4 in. (48.2 x 33.6 cm)
Provenance: Acquired directly from The Artist's Estate
John Nash was a keen plantsman. a passion he shared which Charles Mahoney, Edward Bawden, Geoffrey Rhoades, and Evelyn Dunbar. This group regularly swapped cuttings with each other and cultivated their favoured plants in their gardens and recorded them in paintings and drawings. Illustrations were produced for books - Mahoney and Dunbar had published Gardeners' Choice in 1937. English Garden Flowers, for which this is likely to be a study, illustrated by Nash, was published by Duckworth, London, in 1948.
We are grateful to Daniel Simon for assistance.