'Landscape of the Moon's last phase', Paul Nash, 1943/44

Painterly patches create the impression of woodland that give the landscape perspective, leading to small hill with a copse at the centre of the canvas. The moon is in the top right corner of the canvas, partly covered by a line of distant and shadowy tre

© Tate, London 2011

Oil on canvas, 63.5 x 75.8cm

Accession Number WAG3143

This is a view of Wittenham Clumps in Berkshire. It features regularly in Nash's late mystical landscapes which follow in the English Romantic tradition of Palmer and Blake.

The Sun, Moon and the changing seasons became personal symbols of life and death. The place itself, the site of ancient earthworks, evokes humankind's primitive past.

Image copyright of Paul Nash Estate.