Sunset

1966

Bellingham Smith, Elinor
Elinor Bellingham-Smith comes from a long line of East Anglian landscape painters. She spent much of her later years painting the Suffolk countryside and, after her separation from the painter Rodrigo Moynihan in 1957, she settled there permanently. Like her contemporary Mary Potter, her work has a delicate touch and tonal sensitivity. David Sylvester wrote that 'she was one of those English landscape painters who paint the weather' and that she was able to 'find an equivalent on canvas for her experience of being alone in a flat country under a great canopy of sky.' Ann Jones
  • Artwork Details: 101.6 x 152.4cm
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  • Material description: oil on canvas
  • Credit line: © the artist's estate
  • Theme: Landscape
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: ACA 35

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