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Anthony Day 1922 - 2023

Subject: ‘The Fen Dwelling I’

Medium: Egg Tempera

Date: 1964

Signed: Y

Frame: Y

Glazed: Y

Size: 75cm x 59cm

A wonderful and rare opportunity to obtain an original work by Anthony Day in Egg Tempera.

The work retains its original gallery label.

Day concentrated solely on landscapes of the fen country, poetic in spirit, updating the English landscape tradition.

Until his insurance was refused in his 80s, he could be seen on his motorbike driving into fields with his painting equipment in and around the fenland countryside.

Day lived on almost nothing, growing fruit and vegetables in the garden of his home, Mangle Cottage, to subsist on. Living parsimoniously, with no hot water and a coal fire, he gained his main income from selling his paintings through annual exhibitions at the Old Fire Engine House in Ely, and the Cambridge Open Studios

Day exhibited more than 80 times, in one-man shows at his friend Ann Jarman’s gallery at the Old Fire Engine House in Ely, and in many group exhibitions, including at the Royal Academy and Nuffield Foundation in London, and in Cambridge at the Heffer Gallery, Kettle’s Yard and in various colleges

The subject is mounted in its original glazed frame with linen surround.

Anthony Day Egg Tempera Painting The Fens

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