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Sisteron above the Durance

Randolph Schwabe (1885-1948)


Signed, inscribed 'Sisteron' and dated 1938

Pen ink and watercolour

9 ¼ x 9 inches

The Estate of Randolph Schwabe

'A Century of British Art: 1900-1945', Chris Beetles Gallery, 21 June-17 July 2021, No 118

In September 1938, Randolph Schwabe went on a sketching tour of France with his friends, the architect, Maxwell Ayrton, and Ayrton’s artist son, Tony. They based themselves in the austerely picturesque Provençal town of Sisteron, which is situated on the River Durance, in a gap between two mountain ridges. Schwabe enjoyed drawing both its dark, narrow streets and wider views of the surrounding light-filled countryside.

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