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In the Spring of 1941, a para­chute bomb de­stroyed Wil­frid and Jane de Glehn’s Chelsea home. Hav­ing spent much of the War to date out­side Lon­don, they de­cided not to re­turn and in­stead moved per­ma­nently to Wilt­shire. Their last home to­gether, the Manor House at Strat­ford Tony, was sur­rounded by gar­dens bor­dered by The Eb­ble, a small trout stream that en­cour­aged Wil­frid to take up an­gling. For the rest of the War and in­deed, the last years un­til his death, he painted plein-air land­scapes, like this sparkling study of fish­ing on the Avon, and por­trait com­mis­sions, work­ing from a small stu­dio he built in the gar­dens.

oil on can­vas 56 x 72 cms 217⁄8 x 281⁄8 ins Prove­nance: The Artist’s Stu­dio Es­tate, Ate­lier no. 243. Fish­ing on the Avon

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