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Spencer Frederick Gore, 1878–1914

Cambrian Road, Richmond

1913 to 1914
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Signed, stamped in violet paint, lower left: "S.F.GORE"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
autumn | bushes | city | cityscape | dwellings | gate | houses | lamppost | road | sidewalk | sky | street | street lighting | trees | wall | windows
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Greater London | Richmond | United Kingdom
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

In order to escape the pollution of central London in 1913, Spencer Gore moved his young family to Cambrian Road, a pleasant street of Victorian terraced villas in suburban Richmond. Gore took this street as his subject in a number of paintings that same year. He had long been interested in the latest French art, having been introduced to the impressionists by Walter Sickert in 1904. By 1913 he had become enamored with the work of Paul Cézanne and began experimenting with angular patches of color in his work in imitation of Cézanne’s approach. Despite seeking the new suburban dream, a vision captured in this view of his own tree-lined street, Gore died of pneumonia at the age of thirty-five, less than a year after moving to Richmond.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016

Bloomsbury Contemporaries (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-05-20 - 2000-09-03) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

20th Century Paintings and Sculpture (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-01-27 - 2000-04-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Modernism in Britain (Barbican Art Gallery, 1997-02-20 - 1997-05-26) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977-1986, Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1986, p. 14, no. 22, N590.2 A7 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 106-107, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Anna Gruetzner Robins, Modern art in Britain, 1910-1914, Merrell Holberton, London, 1997, pp. 149, 172, cat. no. 99, ND486 R62 1997 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Duncan Robinson, Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977 - 1986, , Burlington Magazine, vol. 128, October 1986, p. 14, no. 22, N1 B87 128:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

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