One of three paintings of this size that Gear made for The Festival of Britain, in 1951, before choosing to exhibit Autumn Landscape, which provoked national uproar after it won a purchase prize.
William Gear, Gimpel Fils, London, 1951
Five Contemporary British Painters: Robert Colquhoun, William Gear, Josef Herman, Ben Nicholson, Matthew Smith, British Council touring exhibition of Canada, 1952-53
Andrew Lambirth, William Gear, Sansom & Company, 2015 (illus. p. 160)