Duranty, Charles - In the hills where my childhood lingers *

Artist: Duranty, Charles
Materials: Watercolour
Dimensions (cm): 42 x 59
Dimensions (inches): 16.5 x 23.2
Signature: Signed bottom right
Frame: Mounted, unframed
Stock No: DH012
Price: £325
Provenance: Thackeray gallery 1970 and collection of the late Richard Cory Smith

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Genre: Abstract, Landscape


Born in Romford in 1919, Charles Duranty learnt to love the East Anglian landscape while working as a farm hand during the war, though he only took up painting it in earnest when he was in his forties. He described his paintings, which were often completed on an easel in his office rather than out in the countryside, as “imagined landscapes”.

* The artist’s original title for this work is unknown so we have used a line from one of his poems instead. It comes from Return.