Following his time as an official war artist in the First World War, Nash moved to Buckinghamshire, the county he grew up in, where he painted many landscapes of Whiteleaf, an area close to Princes Risborough. This picture depicts the view from the rear window of the Red Lion pub towards the woods behind.
Behind the Inn
63.5 x 76.2 cm
Oil paint on canvas
Date of work
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.