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Nash: Harbour and Room (custom print)
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          Harbour and Room, 1932-6
          Paul Nash
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          Original: Oil paint on canvas 91.4 x 71.1 cm frame Tate. Purchased 1981 © Tate

          Nash and his wife visited Toulon in the south of France in 1930, staying in a hotel overlooking the harbour. This painting reflects the influence of surrealism on Nash’s work during the inter-war period. The image of a ship sailing through the couple’s bedroom was inspired by the reflection of harbour activity in a large mirror on the wall.

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          Paul Nash was fascinated with Britain’s ancient past and spent time in southern England exploring the downs and coastal areas. Equally inspired by the equinox and the phases of the moon, he used all these influences in his work, interpreting his environment according to a unique, personal mythology, evolving throughout his career.

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