Study of a poppy
Unmounted (ref: 6624)
Partially squared and inscribed with words and numbers
Pen and ink, colored crayon and gouache
12 x 9 7/8 in. (30.5 x 25.2 cm)
Tags: John Nash flowers
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 their paintings. Illustartions were also produced for books - Mahoney and Dunbar had published Gardners 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.