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Christopher Wood

The Sloop Inn, St Ives

The Sloop Inn, St Ives by Christopher Wood

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Christopher Wood spent much of his brief adult life travelling throughout Europe, and became friends with Picasso and Cocteau, demonstrating a chameleon-like ability to absorb such painting styles into his own. Wood and Ben Nicholson were the first people to buy a work from Alfred Wallis and were much impressed with the energy of his work. Like Suzanne Cooper, in this painting Wood focuses on the seaside pub and the everyday activities of the colourful locals, as the subject of his work.

Title
The Sloop Inn, St Ives
Artist/creator
Production date
1926
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
635 x 762 mm
Inscription
Christopher Wood (lower left). (verso stg. 350.
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/42
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
On display

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