Nash was awed and inspired by the ancient landscapes of the English countryside. He was particularly fascinated by the mystical life-force of trees – something he later used to great effect in his war paintings. In this early, deeply atmospheric depiction of three trees, he reveals his latent gift for transforming these landscapes into spectral, haunting visions.
39.3 x 27.9 cm
Ink, chalk and watercolour on paper
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.