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Merry-Go-Round

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Gertler lived near Hampstead Heath from the winter of 1914–1915. The roundabout at the annual fair may have provided an inspiration for this picture. His painting from the spring of 1915 titled 'Swing Boats' (now lost, reproduced Woodeson, pl.28) is probably also of this fair. A letter from the writer D. H. Lawrence to Zoe Akins of 15 September 1915 describes a special fair then on the Heath (Zytaruk and Boulton, eds.

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Date

1916

Medium

Oil on canvas

Measurements

H 189.2 x W 142.2 cm

Accession number

T03846

Acquisition method

Purchased 1984

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

date inscribed