John Piper, St Mary in the Marsh

For BADA Week 2023 Freya Mitton have chosen to feature this vibrant watercolour of St Mary in the Marsh, near New Romney, Kent.

The painting is the work of English painter, printmaker and designer John Piper CH (1903-1992) and reflects the artist's love for the British countryside. It is also a classic example of Piper's lifelong passion for painting churches, an interest developed as a youth whilst exploring his native Surrey by bicycle.

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John Piper, CH (1903-1992).
St Mary in the Marsh.
Watercolour, gouache, pen and ink, ink, chalk and pencil.
Signed twice, titled on the reverse.
39.5 by 55cm.

The largest collection of Piper's work is now held at Tate Britain, numbering more than 180 examples, while paintings can also be found in the permanent collections of the V & A, Manchester City Art Gallery and the Philadelphia Musueum of Art.

The work will be on view on Freya Mitton's Stand at the CADA Fair which opens to the public from November 17-19, 2023 at Compton Verney, Warwickshire. Click here for further details.

Piazza San MarcoOther works on display at Compton Verney will include this diverting Venetian landscape by Ken Howard OBE RA (1932-2022).

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Ken Howard, RA (1932-2022).
Piazza San Marco.
Oil on canvas.
51 by 61 cm.



Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park
CV35 9HZ
United Kingdom