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Wood on the Downs

Wood on the Downs - photo by Shaun PopeThe trees in these photos were inspiration for the famous artist Paul Nash (1889-1946) in 1929.

The Wood on the Downs painting by Paul Nash which depicts this view can be seen at the Aberdeen Art Gallery.

Nash was an important and evocative painter of his generation, finding inspiration in many English landscapes, particulary those with a sense of ancient history such as the Downs.

Shaun Pope, project volunteer, returned to the spot near Ashridge where Nash would have visited.

Photo by Shaun Pope

As he says:

"Since the 1920s, nearly a century ago, the view has changed considerably as the trees have grown.  It is clear that this is the spot though, and it is a lovely view - I'm sure lots more artists will be inspired by it!"

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