William Nicholson 1872 - 1949


Private Collection, UK


Nicholson regularly painted scenes along the length of the South Downs, which seems the most likely setting for Meadows. The current work is not clearly identifiable in Lilian Browse's catalogue raisonee although it could be one of several. The most probable appear to be either no.357, which is in fact Scottish, or else no.463. Landscape with Cattle in Sunshine (no.357) was painted in 1933 and is catalogued:'oil on canvas, 13 by 16 inches, signature not visible, owned by Mrs V. Hamilton; painted in Ayre, in early summer, three cows - or calves - are in a green field; behind them a thick screen of trees'. Cattle at Arundel (no.463) was painted in 1935, size and signature unknown, and is listed as formerly in the possession of Mrs Nancy Bridgeman.