WAG 2257


This watercolour is one from a series which the artist considered one of his most important works: 'I have always considered it an important work - and indeed an important series'. Suddaby wrote of the watercolour 'though it is a still life [I think it] conveys something of the flavour and atmosphere of the thirties.' Suddaby was singled out for praise for his watercolour style in 1937 by Herbert Read (1893-1968), the critic and co-founder of the Institute of Contemporary Arts. He exhibited with Paul Nash (1889-1946), Frances Hodgkins (1869-1947), Ivor Hitchens (1893-1979) and Henry Moore (1898 - 1986), amongst other leading artists of the day.