Tate   Shop Prints Tate custom prints Prints by artist

Skip to content
Lawson: The Hop-Gardens of England (custom print)
  • Close
    Select which type of print you would like...
    • Close
      Select which size of print you would like...
      • Close
        If you would like a frame/wrap make your selection...
          Please review your print and then add to basket.
          Change the room settings
          View print in larger size

          Artwork details

          Lawson: The Hop-Gardens of England (custom print), 1874
          Cecil Gordon Lawson
          Product code
          Artwork code
          Artist code
          Purchased with assistance from Tate Members 2012

          The Hop-Gardens of England is a large canvas, painted during the summer and autumn of 1874 on location in Wrotham in Kent, where the artist used a barn as a studio. It shows a rolling landscape with rows of burgeoning hops dwarfing a pilgrim-like figure in the foreground. A plough sits on a hill in the foreground, while oast houses and other farm buildings are visible in the background.

          The painting was widely reviewed in the press and noted for its strange, sensational qualities which seemed highly experimental for the period. Despite this, it has come to be regarded as Cecil Lawson’s best known work.

          Note: image shown is our best representation of how your print will look. See more info on Custom Prints

          Artist details

          Lawson was a landscape painter born 3 December at Wellington, Shropshire. His father was a portrait painter who Lawson studied under. At first Lawson drew for magazines but exhibited oils at the Royal Academy from 1870 and also at the Grosvenor Gallery. At the age of 30 he travelled to the Riviera for his health. He died in London only a year later (1882). A memorial exhibition was held at the Grosvenor Gallery in the winter of 1882-3.

          More by this artist
          Customer Service: +44 (0)20 7887 8869
          We accept Maestro, Visa, Mastercard, Delta and Solo
          Every purchase supports Tate