James Dickson Innes

Arenig

1911
In 1911, James Dickson Innes shared a cottage near Mount Arenig, Wales, with the painter Augustus John. Innes was a passionately romantic individual, and Mount Arenig personified his great love, Euphemia Lamb, whose letters he apparently buried in a silver casket on its peak. This painting is among several with the mountain as its subject, showing one of its many moods. Influenced by Japanese landscape prints, Innes used vivid, flat colours to reproduce both the dramatic evening sky and the reflected light on the summit.
Title
Arenig
Date
1911
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
36 x 51 cm
Nationality
British
Credit line
Gift of the Massey Collection of English Painting, 1946
Accession number
4774

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