Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tree Cottage, Upper Basildon.

Tree Cottage, Upper Basildon.
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In his retiring years, if an artist ever retires? Gilbert Spencer bought a house in Upper Basildon, Berkshire, having moved down from his London home in Hampstead. The house was and is still called "Tree Cottage." It is situated on Bethseda Street.
The Back Garden (a recent photo.)
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The back garden as it can be seen today in a very recent photograph. Then there is Gilbert's painting below of the same view a few years before from his little garden studio, which he enjoyed working in.




1 comment:

thelistener said...

This is one of my favourite paintings of my grandfather. It gives the impression of dreaming this landscape, it's so watery, and flows together so effortlessly.