'River Epte' (Oil)

1973

Horsfield, Nicholas
Nicholas Horsfield's landscapes have been informed by the terrain of Poland and more particularly northern France. He began to make regular visits to Normandy in the early 1950s, first to Dieppe and then to the valleys of the Seine and Epte - the countryside portrayed by Monet and Pissarro. He painted and sketched the cliffs, fields, old houses, valleys and rivers, entranced by the soft light and gentle rural landscape. He writes of the Epte: 'I did not explore the river itself until 1973. Though it must formerly have been commercially navigable, it is now completely overgrown and used only by anglers. The towpath peters out and to reach the confluence with the Seine, I had to beat my way through the undergrowth. In the centre of these studies is the remains of a timber jetty, where once the barges would have moored.' Ann Jones
  • Artwork Details: 36 x 43.2cm
  • Edition:
  • Material description: oil on canvas
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Landscape
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: AC 1959

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