Scenes from village life and local farms and rural dwellings were also a strongly favoured early theme, this example bearing comparison with Priory Farm produced by FL Griggs in 1913. The Tanner’s family photo album has a large section of images of vernacular architecture local to their marital home Old Chapel Field, built in 1930-1931.

It should however be emphasised that these works were by no means direct representations of actual buildings. Rather they were at times somewhat idealised recreations from the artists’s mind, and followed rural themes also employed by Sutherland and Drury in the mid to late 1920s.

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