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Nash had no formal art training. He was persuaded by his brother Paul to pursue an artistic career rather than one in journalism. He worked as a painter, book illustrator, and teacher. All his work was founded on a tranquil sense of order, as exemplified by this picture. Apart from being twice appointed an Official War Artist, he lived a simple life in Essex's Stour Valley for nearly 50 years. The Suspension Bridge was demolished in 1929, not long after Nash painted this picture.
oil on canvas
H 61 x W 76.4 cm
BATVG : P : 1940.61
gift from the Contemporary Art Society, 1940