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Nostalgia 2

Date made: 1951

Artist: Kneale, Bryan

Description: Nostalgia 2 by Bryan Kneale RA.

Large painting, oil on hardboard, formerly displayed at the Nurses' Home (Westmoreland Road, Douglas). One of a pair. In 2023 Bryan Kneale was asked whether he could recall any details about the two paintings. He explained that they were commissioned by Manx architect R. T. Quayle, whilst he was studying out in the British School of Rome (being the youngest ever winner of the Rome Prize - awarded to artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence). He devised the paintings whilst in Rome and came back to Douglas to paint them. He was lent a studio in Athol Street in which to work. He remembers them being a really exciting commission, launching him into the world of being a professional artist. He believes they were painted in 1952, and were to furnish the entertainment room in the new Nurses Home.

Measurements: 355.5 cm x 124 cm

Materials: paint: oil, wood: composite

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1989-0151

Subject tags : #artgallerywall


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