Stan Smith - the human figure - Study for Summer in Oxfordshire
This is a study for a larger oil painting - our catalogue reference number 0207.
The river flowing through Richard Branson’s country estate near Oxford is the scene for this painting by Stan Smith. In the background are his wife Kate and daughter Jess, while the swimmer with her arm raised is Dominque, who features in the two Blonde Nude watercolours in our gallery. But the figures in the foreground have been imported from another time and location: from a gathering of friends and family Stan Smith painted while on holiday in Italy.