There was also a softer focus in some of Robin’s output that can be seen in the image above illustrating Gray’s Elegy, with a long landscape vista in the background complementing a very evocative depiction of woodland. He also notably favoured misty country views as a background contrast to sharper focus foreground depictions of country flowers (see image at bottom).

Woods and trees provided notably favoured compositional subject matter for Tanner. Amongst many others, Tanner was very affected by the loss of the Elm from our rural landscapes, and produced work intended as an elegy on its departure.

august in wiltshire

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