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Creator:
John Bratby, 1928–1992, British
Title:

The Painting of Janet Churchman

Date:
1958
Medium:
Oil on masonite
Dimensions:
79 x 146 inches (200.7 x 370.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed, upper right: John Bratby/ August 1958; lower right: The Paint-ing of Janet Church-man/ Bratby

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Kathleen and Joseph D. Policano
Copyright Status:
© Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
B1992.18
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
abstract art | artists | belt | collar | dress | flowers (plants) | men | necklace | paint | paintbrushes | painters | painting (visual work) | pattern | portrait | watch | women
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1374
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John Minton’s formative years were spent in London and France but were interrupted by the Second World War (1939–1945), when he served in the Pioneer Corps. He held his first solo exhibition in London just after the war ended, when he shared a studio with Keith Vaughan (whose work is shown alongside). This dramatic view of the Cornish landscape, complete with a palm tree, was painted at that time and reflects his interest in the neoromantic approach of leading British modernists like Paul Nash with their enthusiasm for Continental surrealism, as well as an appreciation of the pastoral tradition of English landscape represented by artists of the nineteenth century, such as Samuel Palmer.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016

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