Jeffrey Smart

Jeffrey Smart
Matisse at Ashford

Creation date: 2005

'After a hellish, frustrating day in Paris, good old Goddie came good, and while the train paused at Ashford Station, just after the tunnel, I was given a most heavenly theme. It was night by that time, and I need your help. I saw it from the train window, and made a quick sketch in the back of a paperback book. They are billboards, which are going to have one of [Henri] Matisse’s spiritually barren motifs on them, publicity for the Matisse show now on ...’

Jeffrey Smart to his friend, curator and art historian Barry Pearce.

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