Dusk - cottage, oaktree and rising smoke
Framed (ref: 2872)
Signed on the reverse with studio stamp
Oil on panel, 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (19 x 26 cm.)
Tags: Harry Bush Impressionnists landscape night scenes and sleep painted en plein air
Provenance: The Artists Studio sale 1984
In a reverse section reeded oak frame.
Literature: Nicholas Alfrey, Stephen Daniels and Martin Postle (eds.),
The Art of the Garden: The Garden in British Art, 1800 to the Present
Day, Tate, 2004, (fig. 47, illustrated p. 85)
Bush lived at 19 Queensland Avenue, Merton Park, SW19, in a
custom-built house with an extra storey for his studio. Bush saw the
ancestry of his art in the quiet dignity of Dutch and Flemish domestic
scenes, and, as his younger daughter recalled, mixed pigments and oils,
'so that his work should mellow, glow and last, and if possible,
improve' (The Art of the Garden, Tate, 2004, p. 85).