Painting 2

John Crome 1768-1821
Grove Scene c.1820
Oil on canvas
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Russell James Colman Bequest, 1946

Recalled by poet and translator George Szirtes, on Upton Marshes, Norfolk.

Reveal 2 of 10

Photography: Mike Harrington
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For the ten weeks of the 'Waterlog' exhibition in Norwich, ten different landscape paintings from the Castle Museum collection were hung in the gallery, all but one of them veiled with black silk.

At the beginning of each week, a different painting was unveiled, and an audio recording of a walk undertaken by Pope, in the company of a different writer, was made available on this website. These recorded each writer’s attempt to commit the designated painting to memory and recollect it in detail, out in the open countryside.

On this page the veiled image links to the Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery’s digital archive where more information on the individual painting is available.

The ten walks and the corresponding audio files can be accessed through the front page of this site.


Listen to a recording of George Szirtes recalling the painting (MP3 : 6.5MB)
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Film and Video Umbrella Arts Council