signed; inscribed with title and dated ‘1981’ on the overlap
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Une ferme abandonnée en Mayenne, 1981
The Artist’s family
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Dreams and Nightmares, 22 May – 15 July 2012;
Hastings, Jerwood Gallery, Century: 100 Modern British Artists, 23 October 2016 – 8 January 2017
Jenny Perry, Painter Pilgrim: The Art and Life of Tristram Hillier, Royal Academy of Arts Publications, London 2008 (illustrated, p. 150)
Tristram Hillier was a member of Paul Nash’s Unit One Group, which brought him into contact with the English Surrealists. His pictures, influenced by the Flemish and Italian masters, are executed with a meticulous finish and bear witness to Hillier’s experiences whilst travelling. Painted with an illusionistic style and uncanny accuracy, the mysterious reflection and blue cloak impart a sense of strangeness to this abandoned old farm.