Keith Vaughan: Standing Stones, Wiltshire, 1942


Pen and ink and wash on paper
Studio stamp on reverse
13.5 x 22 cm
Framed in oak

Provenance: Artist’s estate, private collection

This drawing comes from a wartime sketchbook made in 1942. When army duties permitted Vaughan went cycling and walking through the Wiltshire landscape, taking with him his ‘portable studio’ – a knapsack filled with drawing pads, inks brushes, pencils and pens. This is one of the many drawings he made on such occasions. The subject, the inclusion of a symbolic setting sun and the dream-like character of the image, makes this work a typical example of Vaughan’s early Neo-Romantic style.