signed and dated ‘Keith Vaughan 1945’ (lower right); inscribed and dated on a label attached to the backboard ‘School House/Yorkshire 1945’
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School House, Yorkshire, 1945
The American British Art Center, New York;
with Roy Miles Gallery, London
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Dreams and Nightmares, 22 May – 15 July 2012;
Woking, The Lightbox, John Minton and the Romantic Tradition, 28 January – 9 March 2017
Vaughan was stationed in Yorkshire during the war. War-time rationing meant that there were limited art supplies available so the artist had to be particularly inventive with the little that he could find. By combining gouache, black ink and crayon and using the technique of wax resist, considerable depth is achieved in this delicate and intricate scene. A school boy holding a white handkerchief is depicted, walking away from his rowdy and playful classmates. The narrative is left intentionally vague and intriguing.