An image of Mimosa Wood

Paul Nash

(England 11 May 1889 – 11 Jul 1946)

Mimosa Wood

Not on display
Further information

Throughout his career Paul Nash was fascinated by landscapes but is best remembered for his work as a war artist, serving in the first and second world wars. He was greatly influenced by the European avant-garde styles of abstraction and surrealism and was one of the founding members of the short lived Unit One, a group of painters, sculptors and architects that included Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson, and who helped to revive English art in the interwar years.

It is most likely that Nash made the preparatory sketch for this work in the early months of 1925 whilst he and his wife stayed at the Pension de la Plage in Cros de Cagnes, France. The Mimosa wood could be seen from their bedroom window.

oil on canvas
54.1 x 65.2 cm stretcher; 71.0 x 82.5 x 5.7 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed l.r., grey and black paint "Paul Nash". Not dated.

Watson Bequest Fund 1946
Accession number
© TATE, London 2003
Alex Reid & Lefevre, Ltd., 1926, London/England
The Redfern Gallery, circa 1934, London/England, Sold to C.J. Scaramanga
C.J. Scaramanga, 1934-12 Feb 1936, Purchased from the Redfern Gallery 1934 and sold 12 February 1936
Royan Middleton, post 12 Feb 1936, Purchased from Scaramanga's sale
Christie's London, 21 May 1946, London/England
Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd, 21 May 1946-22 Nov 1946, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Arthur Tooth & Sons 1946. Purchased by Tooth's from Christie's London, 21 May 1946.