Friday, September 17, 2010
Picture of the Week No.33 - Edward Bawden
The Pagoda, Kew Gardens
12 colour linocut, 115 x 66.7 cm
inscribed: The Pagoda, Kew 4/50 Edward Bawden
From his student days at the R.C.A., the landscaping, flora and architecture at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew had fascinated Bawden. He would spend many warm weekends at Kew making numerous sketches. Various aspects of the Gardens were to feature throughout is work from the 1920s, through the advertising material of the 1930s to the large linocuts of the 1960s.
PROVENANCE: Bequeathed by the artist to the Gallery, given via The Fine Art Society, August 1990