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haunted hedge

                                  1970

Enamel on board. 23¾ x 41¾in. (61 x 106.8cm.) Monogrammed and dated lower left. Provenance Lay’s, Penzance, 2 June 1994, lot 411. Lays, Penzance, 14 Oct. 2003, lot 577. Lays, Penzance, 10 Feb. 2004, lot 23. Private collection. Exhibited Bristol, The Arts Centre, 1970, no. 18. Penzance, Newlyn Gallery, 1971, (Summer), no. 82. Exeter, City Art Gallery, 1972, no. 33. Penzance, Newlyn Gallery, 1976, no. 77. The ancient stone boundary walls that line the roadside in Cornish lanes are known locally as hedges. They are substantial structures: several contain chambers within their thickness. The hedge in this painting is a wall of stone, rather than vegetation.