About this artwork

During the early 1920’s, while recuperating from a heart attack, Cameron painted several extended visits to the South of France. The landscapes executed during this period, when he painted in oils in preference to printmaking, are characterised by vibrant colour reflecting his delight in the intensity of the southern light and by a tendency to eliminate extraneous detail in the interests of bold geometric pattern. One of Cameron’s most entrancing Provençal subjects, this picture can probably be associated with his stay in Nice in 1926. 'En Provence' was first exhibited in 1927 at the Barbizon House gallery of the Scottish dealer David Croal Thomson, a close friend of the artist and his regular agent until 1930.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    En Provence
  • date created:
    About 1926
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    67.30 x 83.20 cm (framed: 91.50 x 107.00 x 9.20 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequest of Robert Younger, Baron Blanesburgh 1947
  • accession number:
    NG 2081
  • gallery:
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Sir David Young Cameron

Sir David Young Cameron