A VISITATION II, 1945
Oil on board. 24 x 24in (61 x 61cm.)
Signed, inscribed and dated on the reverse.
Sotheby’s, studio sale, London, 24th April 1985, lot 541, as 1949.
London, Mayor Gallery, 1947, (paintings) No. 7, illustrated in the catalogue.
Newlyn, Newlyn Art Gallery, 1961, No. 19.
Comparing this work with Visitation I shows that they are clearly part and counterpart. Apart from being in reverse, the main difference is that the present work has been given a setting of featureless walls. This gives it a human scale rather than the cosmic scale of Visitation I that gives it such power.
A watercolour study for this work is known, auctioned by W. H. Lane, Penzance, 24 June 2010, lot 76, and titled as Surrealist Landscape.