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Encounter No. 1

© the artist's estate. Image credit: Jerwood Collection

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In 1947, as soon as wartime travel restrictions were lifted, Ayrton made his first visit to Italy where in his own words ‘he fell deeply under the spell of the early Renaissance. Masaccio and Piero della Francesca became supremely important’. This artwork is closely related to a group of works that Ayrton painted in the late 1940s, in which he depicted the docks around the Thames.

Jerwood Collection

Title

Encounter No. 1

Date

1947

Medium

oil on board

Measurements

H 20.5 x W 14.5 cm

Accession number

JC254

Work type

Painting

Signature/marks description

Signed and dated 'Michael Ayrton 47' (upper right)

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Jerwood Collection

England

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