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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.


David Jordan
19 February 2014, 17:05
Cuckfield is now in West Sussex, but when Bevan painted the scene it was indeed in East Sussex.
Ms Karen Tyrrell
16 February 2012, 11:54
Just to tell you Cuckfield is in WEST SUSSEX, not EAST SUSSEX. I can see this view from outside the front door of my house which is built on the grounds of the stables which were next to Horsgate House, which still stands but is empty and where the artist and his family once lived. Alas, the Maples have become dilapidated and depleted over the years although the field itself is in good order.

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