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Maples at Cuckfield, Sussex

BEVAN, Robert Polhill (1865 - 1925)

Maples at Cuckfield, Sussex

Date: 1914

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 51.5 x 61.2 cm

Acquired: 1963; Bequest; Margaret Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 2085

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

Bevan studied at Westminster School of Art and in Paris. In 1911 he was a founder member of the Camden Town Group. This painting depicts the view from the Town Field at Horsgate, the home of the artist's father, near Cuckfield in East Sussex. Although the tonality of this landscape remains light, the emphasis on angular pattern and structure is analogous with contemporary Expressionist painting. Margaret Davies purchased this work in 1954.


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