Artists

1940-1949

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Provenance

Redfern Gallery, London
John E. Sisson, aquired from the above, September 1943
Christie's, London, November 1966, lot no.38
Private Collection, UK

Description

Executed in brooding black and white 'Welsh Landscape' depicts a lonely young man sitting in a barren hilly landscape with a hamlet in the distance. The tectonic quality of the line demonstrates Minton's power as a draughtsman and reflects the emotional turbulence with which he was wracked. Having experienced the harshness of barracks life and fallen impossibly in love with a fellow soldier, admitting his homosexuality to himself and friends for the first time. Minton suffered a nervous breakdown during the early summer of the year in which this work was created.