The Garden, Garth House (1908)

WAG 3138


This is a painting of the garden of Garth House in the Hertfordshire village of Hertingfordbury. It was the home of the artist's mother and sisters. Gore made several paintings of the garden and surrounding scenery on his visits there. Gore died prematurely of pneumonia shortly before his 36th birthday in 1914. He was buried in Hertingfordbury. In 1904-5, Gore had worked in Dieppe and Neuville in the company of Walter Sickert. He was influenced by French painting and particularly Impressionism during his time there. This is reflected in the techniques used in this painting, including spontaneous brushstrokes and strong colour in the areas of shadow.