Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Finale For A Gallery

Today I bring this series to a close with some final items of world art from the collection. I slipped into one of the side corridors and found this painting by British artist Stanley Spencer. Landscape With Magnolia, Odney Club is a 1938 work.

Spencer also painted Marsh Meadows, Cookham, a 1943 painting.

Paul Nash painted this, A Night Bombardment, in 1919-20- a legacy of the Great War.

The Second World War provided inspiration for this dramatic painting by Richard Eurich. Dunkirk Beaches, May 1940 dates back to 1940-41.

Sappers At Work: A Canadian Tunnelling Company is the title of this 1919 canvas by David Bomberg.

T.E. Lawrence As Aircraftman Shaw is the title of this portrait by Augustus John, depicting the famous Lawrence of Arabia following the Great War, when he re-enlisted under an assumed name.

Departing from the galleries, I took the stairs down to the main level. This statue is halfway down. Young Woman Bathing dates to 1919-21, and is a sculpture done in limestone by Aristide Maillol.

The ramp beckoned me down.

Views out the windows looked towards the American embassy and Major's Hill Park.

As well as towards Parliament Hill.


  1. Nice paintings, and sculptures but I don't know the artists.

  2. Ya has terminado viendo al completo la galería y has finalizado tu serie con otras grandes obras.

  3. ...war seems like an unusual subject matter for art.

  4. The architecture looks great with good compositions.

  5. I like the first two paintings and 'Sappers At Work: A Canadian Tunnelling Company' is really great.

  6. The landscape paintings are exceptionally attractive.

  7. Love Stanley Spender's work - I done several posts about him too.

  8. Hello,
    Beautiful art work, the first two paintings are my favorite. Take care, have a great week!

  9. And how very British Landscape With A Magnolia is. Made me very nostalgic. The view to Major's Hill Park is divine.

  10. 💙 the first one especially. Beautiful!

  11. @Italiafinlandia: it is.

    @gattina: that happens.

    @Ventana: thank you.

    @Tom: and yet often used.

    @roentare: definitely.

    @Jan: I think so.

  12. @David: they are.

    @Rosemary: he was quite an artist.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Gemel: I agree.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Sandi: definitely.

  13. The picture with magnolias is my favourite. That long corridor with the glass ceiling and tall windows is quite nice. Sorry but a few of your comments in my blog (as well as from other regular readers) seem to be going to spam. As I was away for a few weeks I didn't check spam, they've been published now.

  14. I'm attracted to the Spencer pieces and the DUnkirk is very moving!

  15. This has been a fine series, William. Love the gallery space itself so thanks for showing it so well.

  16. Great series of paintings ~ favorites are the first two ~ thanks

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  17. @DJan: I enjoyed showing it.

    @maywyn: definitely.

    @Sami: the blogger comment issue has been going on for months now.

    @Jeanie: I agree.

    @RedPat: you're welcome.

    @Jackie: me too.

    @Carol: thanks.

  18. It's such a beautiful gallery -- even the window views are works of art! Our daughter and SIL have a lovely tulip magnolia tree so that painting was quite special to me.

  19. I like the Magnolia painting, speaking of which, it's the season for them to be flowering here.

  20. What a great art gallery! Beautifully photographed too. Thank you!

  21. Such beautiful architecture at that museum.

  22. Parliament Hill looks like another painting!

  23. Beautifully captures of art and views.

  24. Dunkirk beaches were devastating for Canada.

    1. I believe you're switching out Dieppe for Dunkirk, as Canadians weren't really involved at Dunkirk.