Duranty, Charles - Perpetual summer has sighed out its season *
Dimensions (cm): 29 x 59
Dimensions (inches): 11.4 x 23.2
Signature: Signed lower right
Frame: Black wood frame
Stock No: DH019
Provenance: Thackeray gallery circa 1970; collection of the late Richard Cory-Smith
Born in Romford in 1919, Charles Duranty first discovered the East Anglian landscape during his time working on local farmland during the war. Despite being very moved by his surroundings, Duranty only began painting these sights in his forties. Described by himself as ’memories’, these imagined landscapes are romantic recollections from his youth.
* 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 On the death of an old governess.