Sir Roger DE GRAY, KCVO PRA (1918-1995)

Sir Roger DE GRAY, KCVO PRA (1918-1995)

Code: 10154

Dimensions:

H: 30.8cm (12.1")W: 22.8cm (9")

£300.00

Sir Roger DE GRAY, KCVO PRA (1918-1995) 
"The Road to St Symphorien, II", 1982
Signed “Roger De Gray" lower left and numbered 24/50
Screenprint
30.75 cm x 22.75cm 

Literature
Illustrated and described p 64. Frank Whitford & Jane Martineau, “Roger De Gray”, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1996 

Exhibited
No. 34 “Roger De Gray”, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 11 July - 22 September 1996 (the original oil)

From around the 1970's onwards Roger De Gray was drawn increasingly to the landcape of the Charente-Maritime on the western coast of France, an area known for its hot summer climate. This picture in particular captures a feeling of heat under the pine trees. The forêt de la Coubre (one of the regions large pine forests) is one of the major features of the lndscape. With regards to this scene, the artist recalled:

“I had found an idyll in a particular bit of wood which it seemed would last the rest of my life" 1

Having captured this piece of woodland, he returned the following year to paint further pictures - only to discover that the trees here had all been felled and the woods bulldozed flat.

Notes
1. p 64. Frank Whitford & Jane Martineau, “Roger De Gray”, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1996